We Took off Friday and Saturday—-Sunday, October 22, 2017

We decided to take the weekend off and hang out with our grandchildren

Friday was Blade’s last Cross-Country meet

Where we cheered all the kids running, but ‘specially,

our Grandson.:)

Then Saturday we went to Parachute, Colorado  where we watched our

oldest Granddaughter’s two soccer games against Telluride, Colorado

The views on that soccer field are amazing!

We didn’t get to our youngest grand daughters very first basketball game at Coal Ridge, since we couldn’t get there in enough time, but she informed us she went for a lay-up using the right foot and right hand AND she dribbled all the way down the court!

Then after visiting for a couple of hours it was time to head back home.  Neither Terry or I like to drive into the sun or after dark so we headed home around four.

We sure had a nice enjoyable break!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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High in the Leaves Dreaming—Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We were in Delta, Thursday afternoon, when we drove down a side street and saw a HUGE group of people gathered on a sidewalk corner staring, pointing, and taking photos.

Coming to a stop at the stop sign we lookedto where everyone was pointing and we saw

A BEAR!

Here is a story about the bear.

And how it all ended!

What a huge beautiful bear!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Two Gifts from Two Friends—Monday, May 22, 2017

Kate from that wondrous land from Down Under sent me this amazing rainbow photo:

She wrote:

After the bad weather over the past few days, we had the most sensational sunset last night, and at one point a small vertical band of rainbow appeared in the east, amongst pink clouds reflecting off the sunset.  I jumped out of the car and grabbed a photo with my phone – it hasn’t come out brilliantly, and you can’t really see the cooler end of the spectrum, but I thought you might like it for your collection. There was no bow, just this upright band of rainbow colour…

I’ll be doing a post with one of the sunset shots later so you can see just how dramatic it was! (You can click on the blue lines above and it will take you to here blog! 🙂 )
and from the Black Forrest, by Colorado Springs, Elaine sent this one:
This photo was taken last evening ~ Especially for you. Now there is over 3″ of heavy wet snow. Mother Nature… What are you thinking?

I keep thinking… Good for the fire danger because it was so dry here.

How lucky I am to see these beautiful rainbows!

Now you are lucky also!

Love,

Linda

The Phone Call—-Sunday, February 5, 2017

Our grandson called us one evening after basketball practice and once more invited us to his ALL DAY basketball tournament in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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So early Saturday morning (3:45 a.m.) we woke up, did our chores, ate breakfast and was on the road a quarter after 5!

blades-tournament-015Since it was an all day tournament and Blade played in the first game of the day (8:00 a.m.) we knew we had to get to going.

blades-tournament-020They played three games with the last one ending at five. There were more games after that but he was done at five—they won all their games!

A job well done!

buddiesWe got to meet his buddies

best-friendsLinky’s new good friend, Andrea (they had a sleepover and didn’t get to sleep until it was almost time to get up to make it to the game… 🙂 )

everyones-friendAnd Tally who never meets a person she doesn’t like!

blades-tournament-016We got home late, tired but very happy to be able to watch our grandson and be with the kids and our son-in-law and daughter for the whole day!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Moving to Delta, Colorado—Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yesterday we helped our daughter and son-in-law, in Grand Junction, Colorado load up some of their stuff to move to Delta–home for Kimberly and back to Delta County, for Cliff.

Moving-to-DeltaTerry made this trailer years ago to haul bulls, cows, and pigs.  It has also hauled furniture to Denver, back from Denver, to Grand Junction, and now back from Grand Junction.

(I must brag a little bit here—my man is sure talented! If he needs it, or wants it, he figures out a way to make it.  💕 💕 💕–how lucky I am!)

Sunlit-cloud-2We were fortunate to move them in-between storms.  We’ve been having lots and lots of thunder and rain storms.  It sure has been nice for the yard.  A welcome gift for the plants and for me!

The tomatoes and peppers are coming on strong now. It’s canning time!  My pears are ripening in big, thick, warm blankets then it will be time to ‘put them up’.

We are still working on the firewood, although the pile is MUCH smaller.  Maybe this week we will finish it.  I sure hope so.  I’m a tad wore out.  We are taking off today and maybe Monday,  maybe not Monday, we will see.

On-the-ditch-bank(Early morning sun)

I hope your Labor Day weekend is a good one!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

I Humbly Thank You—-Monday, May 30, 2016

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Memorial Day Flag tribute at the City of Delta Cemetery, Delta, Colorado.

We have so much!  So very much to be thankful for!

"And I'm proud to be an American,

Where at least I know I"m free,

And I won't forget the men who died,

Who gave that right to me."---Lee Greenwood, "Proud to Be an AMerican"

So very, very much!

To all of those who have served I humbly Thank you.

Love,

Linda

Silence—March 29, 2016

EasterEaster was ever so lovely.

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Jolyne and Evan did an amazing job with the meal, the egg hunt and the celebration of our son-in-law, Cliff’s (he and Kimberly live in Grand Junction) birthday!

Then sadly the time came

9When everyone loaded up and headed back home…the little family to Craig, Colorado.  Jason’s dad, Paul, back to Alamosa, Colorado..everyone else scattering back to their homes and lives.

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Then it was just us again.  Back to the everyday of Terry’s and my lives.

It’s okay.

The sound our our life  is not blank or a void.  It is made up of tiny noises: the tractor in field (Terry is leveling now), the clothes washer cleaning all the bedding, the tiny sounds of far away cars and trucks, as I hang-out my laundry on the clothes line, the cats meowing at my feet begging for food, a cold wind flapping the towels on the line, Boomer’s feet padding into the kitchen then out the back door, bacon sizzling on the stove.  Everyday sounds the bring me peace and contentment.

“Thank you,” I mentally pray to God.  “Thank-you for everything and so much.”

From my heart to your world,

Linda

A Weekend Get Away—-Monday, March 14, 2016

CottonWoodFor my birthday, in January our daughter and son-in-law, who live in Grand Junction, Colorado, gave me (and Terry) a one-night-stay at our favorite of all hot springs— CottonWood  in Buena Vista, Colorado.   Then they told us they were going to drive us to the Hot Springs and spend the time with us.  When would we like to go?

After much thought…from January until March… we decided the best time to go would be just after the cows leave and the heavy farm work starts.

So this last weekend they picked us up (our oldest daughter who now lives in our other house — she took care of the cats for us and took Boomer home to play with their dogs) and drove us to our wonderful weekend destination.

NOW!  We had a little surprise for Cliff (our son-in-law) because HIS birthday is this month.  So we gave to him (and Kimberly) one nights stay, also.  🙂  🙂

LoveIt was a lovely time!  We had yummy food in Buena Vista and a huge breakfast in Salida on Sunday–home by 2:00 on Sunday, all rested and refreshed ready to tackle the week.

Dipping-atAn excellent weekend!

From my world to yours!
Linda

 

 

 

 

Christmas Blessings—-December 27, 2015

CraigWe loaded up the car, took Boomer to Shannon’s and WENT TO CRAIG, Colorado for Christmas!

SnowingEven though it was snowing here.  What’s a little snow when there are grandchildren at the end of the drive?

I drove…that is saying lots, since I do NOT like to drive on bad roads.  Terry drove home…it was much, much worse then.  But we caravanned with our son and our son-in-law and daughter from Grand Junction so that helped.

Snow-WalkWe had a great time.  I went with Linkin to see the pigs (then Uncle Evan went with Linkin) the pigs had lots of company off and on for Christmas.  20 inches of snow and -18* with a high of 12*.

The photo up above shows Linkin walking on her ‘short cut’ to the house from the pig barn…’Come on, Grammy!  I have a trail, just follow in my foot steps.”

“Okay”, I replied.  First step into the trail I sunk up to my knees…I’m just a wee bit—tad bit–a HUGELY bit bigger than an eleven year old.  We both had a good laugh.

Snow-MailThe grandkids and their Dad built a snowman around the mailbox…a surprise for the mail man.  I thought it was cute!

KidsWaiting for the big day!

We brought back the two girls. Blade and his Dad are going to very cold Bronco game on Monday, then they all will come here for the New Year!

Some gifts really are priceless, don’t you agree!

Your friend,

Linda

 

Guest Post from Kagedog in Cedaredge, Colorado—Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kagedog sent me this beautiful photograph.  She graciously said I could share it with you.

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Here is what she wrote to me:  ” Doesn’t this kind of look like a Grant Wood painting?  ​:) ​I took it right before our first snowfall last week. You can see the snow that had already fallen on the Grand Mesa.

I just love it! Thank you, Kagedog!

Your friend,

Linda