IT’S BACCCCCCCCCCCCK — Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Saturday we had clouds come in—–and a smattering of delightful rain.

Smoke in the sky—-still.

Then last evening,

as we rode out to change the irrigation water,  we rode in gigantic surging drifts

and volleying gusts

of a staggering force of the dirty wind.

At least it didn’t last long.  This morning it is gone.

Although, the sky is still pretty smokey.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Those Furry Little Friends Out on the Farm — Monday, June 21, 2021

I enjoy seeing the rabbits

Out and about on the farm.

They aren’t the easiest things

To see

Let alone photograph

But they ARE fun!

I have no idea what breed they are

I just know that, for me, they are a nice bit of

pleasure. Pleasant, for sure.

Lightning Fast!

I have to be speedy for they truly scurry here, and then away, in the quickness of a heartbeat.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

A Marvelous Gift from Connie —-Sunday, June 20,2021

Connie from Minnesota sent me these homemade wasp nests. You stuff them with plastic bags then decoupage them.  After they are dry you hang them where wasps like to nest.

I needed to hurry and get them hung up because TLC Cai-Cai thought they were made for him. 🙂

No more invasive bugs at our house!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

BLAST FURNACE — Thursday, June 17, 2021

These are beautiful flowers from Elaine, in the Black Forest, Colorado.  Thank you, Elaine.

The amazing, over-the-top heat has arrived, seeping into every aspect of every part of our lives

Bearing down into our souls, it’s so hot.

No matter the boiling temperatures…we still must step out onto the farm for our everyday work

The sunshine seems to shimmer across the land

And the shadows fall deep and cool under the brilliant stunning baking air.

Even though it is amazingly hot the land is still beautiful

And the lives who live with us on this terra firma keep us humble in a wonderful way.

By evening a hot, brusque wind sweeps down from the Uncompahgre Plateau, through the canyons; giving us a respite from the baking oven-like feeling the lack of moving air seems to provide.

No matter what…heat and bugs and all…I still like Summer best! 🙂

From my world to your heart,

Linda

Exposed—that Amazing Rip in the Sky — Wednesday, June 16, 2021

I received an email from Pennsylvania about

This photo I called A Rip in the Sky.  Here is what he wrote:

“Hi, Linda. 
Very interesting photo.

Just like the jet heading west, this was at a greater height than the clouds, and still getting full sunlight.
Do you ever notice military aircraft overhead?  With the bends in what might be a contrail if, from a military aircraft on maneuvers, that would be my only guess. But it is sooo wide!  B52 Stratofortress, maybe?  Hitting elevation to create contrail, then descending?
All speculation on my part.
Here is another interesting website. It shows all aircraft in the sky on an interactive map:
If you press the “U” button, it hides commercial and personal craft, showing only military aircraft. (But sometimes the military craft shut their beacon off to be “invisible”.)
If you click on an airplane, it shows you what the aircraft is, and its prior flight path, and other stats. Color designates elevation.
Also, when I first open it, it is always zoomed in over New York. So you have to zoom out and drag to get to where you want to view.
It is and can be kind of fun. If something buzzes over and you wonder what it was, this can oftentimes show you if you check it right away/soon thereafter.
Hope all is well!”
Now that knowledge alone is pretty interesting.  And something you can bookmark for your own information.
Then I got another email from Joe, just yesterday afternoon stating:

“Took this pic Friday evening on the way home from my daughter Lily’s softball game.
Hope all is well.”

WOW, one just like I saw! 

How neat that is!

Don’t forget to LOOK UP, Everyone!  There is exciting and wondrous stuff in the air!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

After the Smoke Cleared — Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Veering wind sweep the smoke from the sky (it will be back, I’m sure)

I saw, in the muted and filtered light,—the moon and a star —probably a planet but I don’t know which one. 🙂

The light was soft and kind and beautiful.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

The Sad, Sad Fact About Summer — Monday, June 14, 2021

A human-caused fire near Moab, Utah

Called the Pack Creek fire

Was caused by someone leaving (!!!!!!?????) a campfire unattended.

The smoke from Moab’s Pack Creek area filled the sky in a horrible, ugly, beautiful, sad way.

Unattended.  So unnecessary.  So sad.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

There, Just There, Glimmering in the Sky — Thursday, June 10, 2021

Last evening, as the day softened into the evening, I saw a Rip in the sky

Or possibly something ghostly–glistening in the sunlight and dancing along with the clouds

The tiny white speck is a jet going west

It stayed a long, long time, never changing until a cloud passed over it and I forgot to look again.

I wonder what it was. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Why of Why I Love Summer — Wednesday, June 9, 2021

There is just so much to see!  The Dust twirling in the desert

Little songbirds making nests in security cameras 🙂

Being out on the shimmering ditch banks —yes I do enjoy irrigating

The sky….oh, yes I already told you that :)…

The world is full of color

I think that is what I love the most…COLOR!

Color everywhere (and warmth) and sun and well, just everything!

From my world to your heart,

Linda