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,


Photo Gifts from Long-Time Blog Readers–Thursday, December 18, 2014

It is raining here. It’s also snowing…the flakes are huge and beautiful and wet.  We are warm for a snow storm so when the flakes make contact with something they burst into a wet drop.

KageDog a long-time blog reader, lover of Sandhill Cranes and all things Australia lives at the base of Grand Mesa in Cedaredge, Colorado.  She sent me a beautiful photo from her deck showing the clouds covering all the basins between Cedaredge and Delta.

Above-the-CloudsAmong all the wonderful Christmas cards Terry and I have received,  we also got this pretty coolBlack Guillemot in Winter in snow

Black Guillemot in winter plumage at Bangor from Margaret Adamson.

Thank you each and everyone of you for all of your Christmas Cards and Good Wishes.  We feel very lucky to have such wonderful blog friends in our lives!

Your friends on a Western Colorado Farm,