A Shinning Simplicity — Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The sun has been seen so rarely all this late fall, winter, and now early spring

That when we do have it we are over-wrought with

Immense joy.

I would like to hang onto the joy of the sun.  Instead, we have the diaphanous sheen of pearly grey.


Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Beauty in the Sky — Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The graceful (thick with moisture) clouds

Moving quickly together in rather jubilant rays of the setting sun

Gave way to a beautiful cloud-covered moon

Complete with a sparkling ring of moisture

The moon sharply swallowed by the clouds.

The quietness of the night came down softly, inviting all to drowsiness.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The End—Wednesday, May 25, 2022

I was looking at clouds, as we changed water one day —this cloud looks like it had a definite end; as at the end of a funnel

Then the End of the day colored this set of clouds

In a most glorious way

The End of the day’s sunlight!

The South End of our farm is called the Upper End an end of the farm, on the Southside.

The Last Set of the day—a type of end to our work 🙂

The End, just before the rest, after, which, comes the Beginning!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



The Why of Why I Love Summer — Wednesday, June 9, 2021

There is just so much to see!  The Dust twirling in the desert

Little songbirds making nests in security cameras 🙂

Being out on the shimmering ditch banks —yes I do enjoy irrigating

The sky….oh, yes I already told you that :)…

The world is full of color

I think that is what I love the most…COLOR!

Color everywhere (and warmth) and sun and well, just everything!

From my world to your heart,


After the Storm Tossed Sky — Thursday, May 20, 2021

We received no rain.

Clouds within clouds 🙂

Although, the sky was full of rain clouds and rain.

The rain that fell dried up before it could reach us.

We are that dry here.

Sometimes it happens that way.

The wind brings in a huge bundle of clouds,

Full of moisture.

You can even see the

rain chutes making their way to the earth.

Possibly even feel a drop or two on your skin

But that is all.

Still, the sky, the very air we breathe, even the plants on the earth

Feel refreshed in the dawn-touched world.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Sky, Appearing Different throughout the Day — Monday, February, 1, 2021

There, just over-head…

Those marvelous pieces of vapor

Breaking up the melancholy feel

Of a bleak winter’s day.

Clouds…just a joyous as a sky full of birds!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


We (Will Seem to) Pause for a Little Spell—Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Today we are in the shift…from the longest night of the year, where darkness drags on and on

Where shadows grow long early in the day

and swirl heavily into the evening

But gradually, ever so slowly, the daylight hours will stretch

(Coyote visiting our yard 😦 )

And the night time minutes grow shorter and shorter

Sunlight will stretch a few seconds longer and longer each and every day

Until the seconds become minutes

Then the minutes will become an hour

At which time we reach Daylight Saving time, where we have a full hour added to our daily Sunlight

But even though the days grow longer,

For two full months, January and February

The days will grow colder and colder

Hopefully with moisture

Called snow.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Fate — Thursday, November 19, 2020

Our early morning skies are full of clouds….lots of clouds

Gradually the tumbling clouds break apart

Slowly ever so slowly

Clearing the skies—Causing sunlight to flood across the land

That is when I saw it!  a sundog!  Heralding the call that much colder weather will soon slither its way

And unfurl upon our area.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Gift of Earth and Sky—Thursday, July 23, 2020

I sometimes get to thinking this blog is rather repetitious

I seem to only write about the sky, the plants on the farm

My yard

Irrigating…morning, noon, night

Animals which move around in the night

And the day

The worker bee of the farm...the whole farm runs on this one person, you do understand

Sometimes I liven things up a tad

OR a daytime sighting of a typically nocturn fox

Oh, Yes, I forgot we do have the returning deer

And the joyful visit of grandchildren and granddogs

And that sweet little beagle

And that very independent cat.

Not only the work of spring, summer, and fall, the work of winter

I suppose it may be repetitious

It is our life…

Shared with you on this wee little space in time

a miracle on our tiny spot of Earth and Sky

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




I Sometimes Wonder — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It’s been hot here of late, hot with a hot wind; a hot continuous wind

But that is not what I have been wondering about

I’ve been wondering about our world,

And for sure the crazy, frenzied, over-the-top actions going on in our nation

The anger, the destruction, the need to —- ?

Makes me think we are repeating a very old theme in history—

(This is the moon 🙂 )

That theme of gain and cost.  The desire to broaden command over valuable resources

at which (at the very same time) those same resources we are all absolutely reliant on as essentials.

I hope we have (not) now entered a time of unstoppable cultural fracturing.

I often think of Liebig’s law, of the ‘law of the minimum” 

Which is deceptively simple: our limits are set, not by the maximum of necessary things, but by the minimum which is available.

Just a short trip the grocery store points that out to me in glaring shards of light

It’s thought-provoking

While I ponder this in an off and on manner.  Saturday evening we had rain

No matter how tight vital supplies are, how hard they are to get, how expensive they are to purchase — and how angry and over-the-top destructive things become—-there is always hope!

From my heart to your world,


P.S.  Please don’t write to me scathing comments about how wrong I am and I need to get my head out of the sand, or other mean things. Ugly never produces positive feelings. Therefore, I won’t approve your comment for I do like to live my life in hope.

Hugs to each and every one of you!