The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-IF it Isn’t One Thing, It’s Two Things, Then THREE THINGS, Friday, June 18, 2021

I begged.

I whined.

I raced out the door.

Until Mom and Dad said I could go outside!


So out I went.  It lasted for three days.  Then I pounced on a stray cat someone dropped off.

No, the stray cat wasn’t Mindy.  We touch noses lots.  And if I get too pouncy Mindy TELLS me to knock it off.  She never BITES me!

(To tell the truth, I just wanted to play.  I understand differently now.)

That stray cat bit my leg…bad. It swelled up and up and up.  I wouldn’t let Mom touch it to see what was going on, If Mom tried to I bit MOM!

So, Off We Went to the Vets.

Yep…money, money, money later…I came home with a chicken leg instead of a cat leg.  And guess what!

I have to stay inside until the scab falls off!


But – don’t let it fool you—I AM going BACK outside.  And THAT is THAT!

TLC Cai-Cai

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,


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,


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,


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,


The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Why Worry , Friday, June 11, 2021

“Well, this is a fine thing,” Mom said, getting out of the car with her hand in a massive pink thing. “I looks like I actually fractured my joint in my right hand, in the little finger.”

“Six weeks of PINK and metal on my hand” Mom explained as she bent down to pet me.

What is a six weeks, I wondered to myself; what is that heavy thing on Mom’s hand?

O………….purrrr………..turn over on my tummy……………..purrrr…keep petting Mom this feels good.

Mom scratches me under the chin.  Then gets up. “Well, it’s going to slow down some things, but not going for walk with you, Mindy Lou Sue.  Let me put my stuff down inside, then you and I can go for a walk. I think my mind NEEDS a walk.”

I jumped up on the lawn chair and waited.

Soon Mom was back outside—off we went.

Out to the chicken house

Over to the shed

Behind the woodpile

We took a small walk-about. I don’t get why Mom is worried, she can still pet me and do walkabouts. Life is still Good.

Mindy Lou Sue, Min-Min

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,


The Beautiful Days of Summer Evenings and Summer Mornings — Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The world is happy in Summer

At least to my eyes

The beautiful clouds

Surrounding us

The soft caress of wind on our faces

The wonderful scents of burgeoning plants

The days of the over-harsh wind have subsided

The pivotal time of the day

Just as the sun comes up

Just as the sun goes down

The light spilling all around us.

It’s all so very peaceful.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Summer, Ah, Summer, My Most Favorite time of the Year — Monday, June 7, 2021

The fields are no longer bare

The need for a coat no longer there

The light in the sky

Showcases color in all its forms.

The top comes off

The cold goes away.

Yay for Summer!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




In the Mild Early Summer Morn— Sunday, June 6, 2021

A little Robin Red-Breast busily gathered bits of weeds and such

Then he/she swooped down and grabbed a big fat bug, not far from where I sat

Later in the warming sunshine he/she gathered nesting material from the riches I seemed to just be ‘throwing away’

What a fun experience I had…sharing the morning with this busy little bird(s)!

From my world to your heart,