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,

Linda

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,

Linda

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Farm Life Series I, Weather, Weather, Weather, Friday, January 14, 2022

One thing I’ve learned in my FULL YEAR of being alive…is outside is FULL of WEATHER!!!

I see it every day…sometimes it’s wonderful, sometimes not wonderful.

My perfect day of weather —is soft and a little on the cool/cold side. When it’s like that I think outside is BEAUTIFUL!

Other times it’s, well, AWFUL!   There is wind—I detest wind,

there is rain…it’s the worst,

there is snow…I can do snow if it doesn’t melt on my fur, but the most horrid of all-weather is

HOT!  I spend all my time panting just like Black Beauty Dog!

Miserable!

BUT I can be outside (I LOVE OUTSIDE) much, much longer than in winter when the days seem very short!

So, for this wee series, I am going to tell you about the weather, here on the farm,

and how Mom, Dad, and I deal with it!

TLC Cai-Cai

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!

Wow!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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,

Linda

 

 

 

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,

Linda

 

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,

Linda

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,

Linda

 

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Happy Birthday to ME, Friday, January 7, 2022

I am a WHOLE YEAR OLD! 

I came from the city where I was wandering in a parking lot by my human sister’s work—to Mom and Dad and the FARM

I missed my mom and my brothers and sisters, but I must say

Life is good!

I have lots and lots of stuff to do

And lots and lots of love.

Happy One Year Old to me!

TLC Cai-Cai

Tedious Rhythm of Wind—Thursday, January 6, 2022

The overwrought wind

Lifted and flung everything here and there

Suspending clean, filling up spaces.

Winter:

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)

 

Spring.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda