For a Spell—a Tiny, but Delightful Spell—-Wednesday, January 11, 2016

jet-blueThe clouds blew away and the sun came out!  Our temperatures rose to 50*,  and the animals and I went outside and danced in the sun’s rays!

ice-and-shadows-012It was a joy!

ice-and-shadows-011The sun threw shadows and light on what drifts remained.

ice-and-shadows-014Then all too soon that beautiful golden orb slipped behind the Uncompahgre Plateau

ice-and-shadows-015And was gone!

But for a brief moment in time we were flooded with light!

From my world to your heart!


I Miss the Sun—Monday, January 9, 2016

snow-on-the-san-juansWe are socked in again.  The sky is thick with clouds and the scent of snow is live in the air.



My mind, my heart and my soul misses the sun.


Even a tiny sliver of sunrise would be nice.

ice-and-shadows-014Or a quick peak at the sun as it vanishes into the night!

Any sunlight would be nice.

Until then…


I’ll know that the mountains are filling up with snow…snow means melt come spring, melt means full reservoirs and water for irrigation!  YAY!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The End of the Old and the Slight Beginning of the New —- Monday, January 2, 2016


“You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”–Unknown

Last night my exhausted body could NOT find rest, because of my determined mind wanting to stay up all night carousing around and around and around.

january-2-002The house was silent, save for the pops and snaps of the wood burning in the woodstove.  And my restless thoughts. I’m sure they were visible they were so loud in my brain!

Today I’m tired and can’t get my ‘self’ to move.


Oh well, hopefully I can sleep tonight and be a much more energetic blogger tomorrow.





From “The Land Down Under”— Thursday, December 29, 2016

3a27a779750e9ab33c9c604c8e8d70b8Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park partially closed due to heavy rain. Picture: James Holding/TwitterSource:Twitter

A very long-time blog reader, Colin, sent this to me from his home country, Australia: This may have been on your news………. something that happens rarely.

The “heavens” opened up over Central Australia— Colin wrote.

He thought you might like to read and see the photos also.

I so agree!


Waterfalls at Uluru as heavy rain across the Northern Territory has forced the closure of the National Park. Picture: Instagram / Paul ManningSource:Supplied

What a beautiful area!  And what an huge amount of rain!

Thank you,


In the Midst of Work—-Wednesday, December 28, 2016


In the midst of work

dads-cat-1There is a little spot


Of Happiness!

dads-cat-2Then it’s back to work! All refreshed and ready to keep going.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


In the Midst of Babel—Tuesday, December 27, 2016

(Some of the photos below are not current, but they spoke to me, as I wrote this post — I have chosen to share them with you.)


I love summer, there isn’t anything about Spring, Summer or Fall that I don’t like—nothing.

Geese3Absolutely nothing!


Now, when it comes to winter, I struggle.  Still there are things that bring me peace–the babel of the winter birds; the air alive with their voices,  the setting and rising sun

end-of-day-002A walk on the farm, even in the face of a full force gale—

Moon in Januarywalking in the light of a winter moon, or even when the sky is only full of frozen pinpoints of starlight.

Winter-2(This is an old photo—we have no snow here yet)

Even the heavy snow upon the land has a way of lifting the soul.


In winter I enjoy those things that lighten my soul…just like in spring, summer and fall—those things that come alive within me and lighten the long, long days.

Winter-storm-1Those things that say I am home.

From my world to your heart!


Storms Around Us—-Monday, December 26, 2016


Elaine and Bob sent us a photo of their beautiful trees all laden with snow, at their home in the Black Forest of Colorado.

And up on Grand Mesa, at the Grand Mesa Lodge, there is plenty of that white stuff to make anyone happy.


But here we have only experienced clouds, lots and lots of clouds…days and even weeks of clouds. The moisture shrouded mountains and the foothills surround us.

Still we experienced freezing rain and intermittent sleet with terrible cold and sideways winds.


Then this morning, after a night of  a slamming wind…

sunrise-gold.…the clouds broke apart and we experienced a brilliant splash of golden sunlight!

When I went to gather firewood, for the morning I breathed in the scent of chilled air and frost on the ground; I stood sill and watched the sunrise brightening the sky and the land.

From my world to your heart!