The Wisp of a Tiny Story —- Thursday, July 18, 2019

Somewhere up there in that vast wonderous sky

Must live Angels

Or possibly demons—(Maybe the demons live on earth, or under the earth somewhere)

Maybe it isn’t Angels, for they are very busy running prayers to the proper Diety to answer them.

And we all know there are masses and masses of prayers heading to Heaven every moment of every day and night.

Maybe it is, hmmm

A wonderous being who is in charge of Clouds

Yes, that is it!

A couple, Man and Woman, who look after the silver-edged clouds

Tugging them here and there

Creating shadows on the earth

Which race across the land

Or leave the sky blank so the clouds are only memories

But when the couple, who are in charge of clouds, decide

To fill the sky with that fragile mist

And the Sun God allows the rays of his beautiful sun to be captured in the clouds

The world is bathed in colors so wild and marvelous it is a wonder to behold.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

They Dominate the Sky —- Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Those enormous whisps of vapor

Massive and glowing

Sometimes so low I feel like I could reach up and touch them

And sometimes there is a stray cloud or two sitting closely on the ground, which touches me (and you)

Even when the morning shadows stripe the earth,

The light of the early dawn beginning to glow causes the clouds to glimmer

Colors lighting the sky so vibrantly

I feel like the Angels are singing to the earth.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Boy, Does Time Fly—Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Here we are the very first day of Spring!  2019 Spring Equinox

Happy Spring everyone!

To add to that joyous news is my wee announcement from WordPress:

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 12 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Gosh, how fast time have flown…not the easing of life between each season; spring, summer, fall and winter

But the years…it doesn’t seem like 12 years.  Yet over those 12 years, I have made many wonderful friends through this blog.

Each one of you a jewel in my day and a gift to my heart!

Thank you, everyone!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

This Day Spells Winter’s End —- Tuesday, March 5, 2019

After a long, long morning of deep dripping clouds

The wind pushed and shoved and tumbled the clouds and moisture away

Away, away to the east whereby the time the sun started setting

The utter hopelessness and weariness of winter was no more

Then the gentle sky and the soggy earth spoke of melting snow and the promise to come of

SPRING’s Brightness.

This morning the sun has foretold the end of WINTER!

YAY!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Sky Sings to Us from the OtherWorld—-Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sometimes I think I can hear singing from the Heavens

The sounds shimmering in the sky and across the land

A sound so beautiful it feels like I can see the chorus; filtering through the clouds on the beams of light

Just there in the landscape lit so lovingly by the setting sun

The notes falling and rising in a ghost song…the choir those who love us (but have passed on) singing a bedtime lullaby: Sleep tight, we are here, you are safe…rest.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

I Know, I Know, BUT—–Monday, February 4, 2019

As the storm started leaving yesterday I saw another RAINBOW!!!

END TO END!!!

Then last evening the sky looked like THIS

Beautiful and peaceful and just right lovely!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Adventures of Boomer on Friday— Mom and I

Mom and I left Mindy in the house…Mom doesn’t like to walk with Mindy.  Well, she does, but when Mom and I are going on a LONG Walk, Mom leaves Mindy in the house.

Not because Mindy can’t make the long walk, but because Mindy gets terribly sidetracked and leaves us and sometimes doesn’t come back for days and days.

When that happens (it’s happened twice) Mom is just sure the coyotes got Mindy.

So now, when Mom and I go for LONG walk, Mom leaves Mindy in the house!

So anyway, back to my adventure.

Mom and I go for walks often!  Even if it is muddy.  Of course, when it’s muddy we don’t go where the Mud is bad, we just go a short ways here and there.
That’s okay by me…any walk is always a good walk.

So off we went because Mom wanted to get photos of the clouds.  Mom loves clouds.

Well, Mom loves, clouds, birds, sunsets, sunrises, the moon, HECK taking photos of anything and everything on the farm.

So, once more back to the adventure…off we went to add to mom’s collection of CLOUDS!

She got lots of photos of clouds and I gathered lots of news.

Back home, Mom showed me all the cloud photos and said her favorite for the week was the roll clouds.

Then she gave me a good rub down, a cookie and sat down at her computer.

 

As for me—

I went outside and had a good roll on the grass.

Nothing better than a good roll on the grass, this time of year.

(No, I didn’t roll in the manure…it’s all frozen and Mom gets rather grouchy about rolled in manure and me coming into the house…just say’n.)

Boomer

Then on Saturday—-Thursday, October 11, 2018

In a very dark morning sky, we loaded ourselves up and headed to New Castle, Colorado where our oldest granddaughter was playing in a volleyball tournament

As the sun lighten the sky (as we drove along)

We saw lovely bits of clouds laying sweetly along pockets in the mountains

Their beauty made my heart light

And the world a bit sweeter!

From my world to your heart

Linda

The Bull Draw Fire—Thursday, October 4, 2018

That red and purple streak is smoke from the Bull Draw Fire behind us on the Uncompahgre Plateau

Here is what they are saying about the fire:

Good Morning Everyone! Starting today, Monday, October 1, 2018, we will no longer be updating the #BullDrawFire Facebook page unless something changes and new information becomes available.

Please contact Grand Valley Ranger District at 970-242-8211 with any questions you have about the Bull Draw Fire. You can also call (970) 874-6625 for recorded fire information for GMUG National Forest.

Thank you to everyone in the community for your patience and support these past two months. As you enjoy your National Forest, please be aware of the hazards in a recently burned area and please put your campfires OUT COLD.

The fire is 36,549 acres and 95% contained. Crews will remain engaged on the fire until a season-ending event occurs, meaning a large amount of precipitation, possibly snow.

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Photo Description: Fall colors on the GMUG National Forest, USFS

Well, the big storms are here!  And my sincere hope that the fire is now out!
Even as I write this we are having huge wind and slashing rain.
All our storms come from the area of the Uncompahgre Plateau so it is with a fervent prayer that fire is now history!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm
Linda

At the End of the Day, Is Peace — Thursday, August 9, 2018

The smoke blew away during the day. Leaving us with soft puffy white clouds.

There were two new fires yesterday…one in Gateway,

And one around Delores, Colorado—adding to smoke coming over the Uncompahgre Plateau

Still, there were moments of the bluer sky and puffer white clouds

Still, there was a rightness in our yard and on the farm

The little hummingbirds buzzed around us as we moved to and fro and in and out

Their movements and chatter a melody.

It’s easy to stop all work and just sit still watching them

Letting time and work slip by like water in the canal

The silence left, after the wind dies down, filled with the buzz

Of tiny wings

And chatter as they vie for places along the feeders

Peace

and tranquility, and calm

Experienced while watching those tiny flying jewels called Hummingbirds.

From my world to your heart,

Linda