An Explosion of Bubbling Joy — Tuesday, January 18, 2022

It seems we are always doing something—-always

Even though we are in that cold of January Terry has decided to re-roof the tractor shed, and hang a new garage door—(the wind blew in all the corn leaves, so we had to clean all that up before we could begin.)

Our days start early (as always) and

End at sunset.  The days are long, but not as long as a summer day. 🙂

Suddenly, Terry backed the corvette out and said…we need a treat!

He was right.

We did need a break; play is good for the soul.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



As the Evening Came On —- Monday, January 17, 2022

I had gone out to check the electric fence in front of the house (it was snapping and shorting out)

When I thought to myself; even in the growing dark, the light is lovely.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


There, Just There, in the Winter Sky — Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sometimes the sky looks bruised, just before the sun comes up. Although, these are my favorite colors

I must confess, I love the evening sky, as the setting sun kisses a wee stream of clouds

Back to early, early morning when the trees and all seem like dark shadows of themselves

Then that amazing golden hour when the land is touched by, well…gold

Winter is hard, but still, just there, yes, right there, is the beauty of a most unusual kind. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I Will be Seventy THREE!!! WOW!, Thursday, January 13, 2022

WOW!  Just thinking of that new age to be is amazing really!

But for right now! I’m still 72—then tomorrow 73!


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Gone Now, No More for a Few Days — Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gradually the snow is melting

This is the snow from ‘before’

Now there are only patches of snow, laying in shady places

Only very cold weather now

The snow is all gone.  Vanished in silence…

Just terribly cold, but warming up in the afternoon.

(The above photos are from the last snow.  We are pretty brown now)

Perfect to melt the icicles. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





The Hue of Ordinary Days —- Tuesday, January 11, 2022

We celebrated our daughter, Kimberly’s 48th birthday

We had our long, long lane to the house graveled

I worked on sorting the woodpile

Larry took the girls for a walk

Each day, a wee bit of magic filling and shimmering in the air,

From my world to your heart,



The Secret Language of Winter —- Monday, January 10, 2022

Sunlight….the medium of the Winter’s secret language

The days growing longer, staying lighter

Make our hearts fill with hope

Golden light creates a shadow of our pick-up as we head to town

The early morning sunlight, lighting TLC Cai-Cai and me as we go about our morning chores.

Winter’s Magic—-Light.

From my world to your heart,


Before the Rain, and Sleet, and Snow Came Again —- Sunday, January 9, 2022

Terry and I took full advantage of a rather nice day the other day

Taking that cascading and overflowing onto the road huge pile of wood

Whittling it down to a small pile (we got tired)

Creating a large pile of split wood.

Thankfully we still have masses and masses of wood to go.  We are thinking it will last us this year and maybe next year, also!

Wood is the gift of heat in winter!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Tedious Rhythm of Wind—Thursday, January 6, 2022

The overwrought wind

Lifted and flung everything here and there

Suspending clean, filling up spaces.


cold days, chilled fingers, snow, and bitter winds.


Still…each day accomplished brings us closer to

(Not a current photo—just a wish from the past)



Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Exquisite Melt — Well, Sort of a Melt — Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. —Albert Einstein

(Taken before the storm)


We are warming up ‘some’…the wind has either blown all the snow away,

(Taken before the storm)


Or the snow has melted (in places, although not very much.  Still way too cold)

(Taken before the snow—we need to split this pile)

( Current photo)

Terry said the ground was just ‘too dry in some places for the snow to hold.

So, in the gradual warm-up to 28-32* (-2.22 c to 0c) around three in the afternoon, to quickly sliding back down to brrrrr levels.

Has places on the ground looking pretty brown.

I think another storm is to come in again.  Maybe with more moisture.  The mountains really got nice snow levels, over 5 ft in some places! 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,