Brilliant and Beautiful—-Thursday, January 25, 2018

The woodpile is growing somewhat thinner…leaving me with huge base chunks of tree stumps, so Terry dug out the wood splitter

Giving us lots of more pieces of wood to heat the house with.  I enjoyed this satisfying bit of physical work in a thin heat of afternoon.


Later that evening, as the sun started to set…the sky became a kaleidoscope of rotating lovely colors

 Coming back toward the house I noticed the sunset reflected in the Tilehouse’s windows

Pure and

Simple magic.

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,


Half-Ghosts—-Sunday, August 7, 2016


We have had rain, lots and lots of beautiful wonderful rain.  No wind, just rain, everything is soaked and laying flat from the rain…but we are not complaining.

Flood1Friday was my Mother’s birthday. If she were still alive she would be 87 years old.  All that day I kept missing her.

Sometimes the rain felt like cold tears from heaven.

Flood-2  I think part of the reason is we have had too many animals deaths this year…first Balou


Then Molly Dog

Molly Halloween

And, of course Monkey our cat, and Hank the grandchildren’s dog.

Death is like a cold shadow; a cloud passing over head…sudden in its appearance, then passing quickly on.

Flood 3Out of the corner of my eye, all throughout the day I caught swisp of visions…Momma in her garden, Momma laughing…the tail of one her cats she loved, moving just ahead of her…just things…long known, now gone.

Like smoke, everything was like smoke…tangible and real, but fading quickly.

I look at all these little gifts —these half-ghost memories of my Mother as small blessings.

From my world to your heart,


A Fond Farewell to Fall


Two days before the storm hit and winter came upon with a bam(!) Terry and I drove down to the canyon.  Robidioux Canyon is just three miles from the farm and is one of the last “undeveloped” areas next to us.


It’s home to cattle, big horned sheep, deer and mountains lions.


There is something so primitive about it, that it calls to my soul.  Here is a portion for you to enjoy.

Have a nice weekend!