The Winds of Spring Have Arrived — Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Spring winds have arrived.  They come after the air warms

The mountains surrounding us are still chilled and full of snow

They are a delight to see with the sun shining on them–

But, they too, need to warm and melt—-bringing water to cities, towns, and farms

Therefore, the wind blows.

Sometimes bringing more snow (The Universe is very thoughtful….it would not be good to have the snowmelt ALL AT ONCE)

Sometimes bringing rain;

Helping the trees bring the sap from the roots to the tips of branches.

Wind…,here where we live, blows from now until the middle of June (or so)

Bringing freezing cold, dusty warm, heart-stopping beauty back to our land.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



For Just a Beat of the Heart—-April’s Pink Moon — Wednesday, April 8, 2020

We were out setting the water for the last time of the day when I happened to glance to the East

There I glimpsed the Pink Moon of April showing itself behind the Paonia mountains

I had to hurry and get my camera out, for the Moon was rising as if a rush of wind was pushing up, up, up

It truly looked pink–coloring the moon-scape and outlining the moon

The sudden burst of moonlight, in the very quickly growing dark

Spelled contentment (in this soon to be cornfield).

We were patiently working in a moon beamed dream.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,