Twenty Beats of the Heart, Then Just a Few More—Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As the brilliant golden sun left our bright winter day

The moon rose rapidly in the east….Sun and Moon sending their whispering light over our farm

As I watched the sun sink very quickly in the west, darkness speedily filling the land

The moon gently entered a shadowed colored cloud

The air shivering as I watched

The lovely old Man in the Moon

radiates white and silver

glimmering moonbeams —

like a chorus of angels in the heavens.

From my world to your heart,




Lessons Learned from Our Cat—-Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mindy Min-Min Lou is/was a feral cat

Who arrived at our house one day determined to live with us.

At that point, she was around five years old.

When she arrived she had a split lip, which had to have hurt terribly when she got it.

She survived and continued to hunt.

But she is very, very, extremely watchful over big birds and dark flying shadows in the sky

As for the Lessons Learned from this cat:

  • Fix what you can and move on
  • Your life is your choice
  • Canned cat food is NOT as good a mouse…just say’n
  • Being impulsive is never a good idea
  • Beagles make good friends…well, at least one beagle does
  • Nothing.  NOTHING! Beats a nap in the house!

From my heart to your world,




Earthly Music—Monday, December 11, 2017

“It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.”—George Gissing

Earthly Music is combined in such a way

That it rings forth in blending of all earth’s beauty, form and harmony,

Often times so sweetly-musical it seems unearthly in it’s charm

If you stop, stand still, try not to think…hold peace within your thoughts

The elements of harmonious chiming emotion will express themselves to you very clearly

You will feel the dreamlike borders of the earth and sky heave and fall; then the blending of the earthly sounds will fill your mind, body and soul until you feel like you are walking in the half-moonlight and a sky full of starlight.

Just stop…for a space in time…and listen.  I’m positive you can hear the silver lilt of our wondrous earth.

From my world to your heart,


Hands from Heaven —- Sunday, December 11, 2016


Sometimes the world outside is black and dreamlike—

Last night the sky was so full of clouds and mist so deep it was hard to find a shadow as Boomer and I walked along early in the morning of today I couldn’t help myself thinking we were walking into another world.

The time was about three o’clock with a  chill wind blowing.  The feel of rain was in the air.


I stopped by the hay stack yard letting the scent of baled hay fill my senses, reminding me of summer gone by.

Boomer stopped also, sitting at my feet looking out into last year’s pinto bean field a quizzical tip to his head


It was while I was standing there, leaning against the hay stack wagon I felt a shift in the very dark.  Suddenly the soft sound of the night was gone.


I stayed very still, Boomer also seemed enchanted into stillness.

Then the feeling vanished, like a shower from a falling star.

Walking back to the house, I stirred up the fire, got back to a nice warm bed; I realized how oddly comforting that space in time had been.  For I felt my parents were with me; Daddy put his hand on my shoulder and Momma leaned in an kissed me on my forehead.

Then the veil closed, and they were gone, leaving sadness and peace, all wrapped up as a huge smudged teardrop.

From my world to your heart.



The Other Big Birds—Thursday, December 11, 2014

SHC4The Sandhill Cranes are starting to make our area more and more their home.  Three miles away is a slough they have found and grabbed as their own (although, they seem to be sharing very happily with some ducks)

I tried to take a decent video but….well, you see.  Still it gives you and idea of their calls.


This is a close-up!  Beautiful birds…but VERY SHY!

SHC-1We have a few in the pastures at the upper end

SHC-2And hiding in the harvested corn stalks!

CGHere they are getting ready to land in our corn field Terry harvested first!

Aren’t they beautiful?  Lucky, lucky Us!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Skies


Filled with lavender and blue
Dreaming of a Summer Day
The colors scream of silence
Yet the Winter birds fill the air
Calling to us from a far
Upon the frozen air
Winter-Sky-1The Northern Star sits closely now

Within the frosty sky
As moonlight filters through the air
And Sunlight sparkles snow
Winter Skies
Casting sliver shadows on the land
 (A very poor attempt of poetry)
From the sleeping farm,