It was a shock to read on Tuesday that a wonderful, and long-time blog friend, Jan Williams was killed in her home while watching the Super Bowl playoffs.
She started following my blog in 2007. At which time I started following her.
Over the years she would send me private emails of encouragement, a Christmas gift of her stunning quilt work, and many-times two thumbs up for something I wrote.
She, among others, encouraged me to try my hand at printing a book. Then she even announced my book on her blog.
She was a huge friend.
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That man even had his kids in the car. The rest of his life he will be paying (emotionally) for the belief he could drink and drive.
My heart goes out to everyone.
Good-bye, Jan. You were a wonderfully stalwart friend!
From my heart to your world,
Even though the wind was terrible, blowing everything sideways and so chilling one thought the Arctic had suddenly slipped down to gather on the farm
The shadows were still beautiful
Shrinking and thinning as the sun rose higher and higher in the sky
The snow clouds fled and what snow was in the sky never stayed
But the joy of the whole day was this photo!
Finally a beautiful photo of the Red-Winged Blackbirds! Finally!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
All along, here and there, are little roped off protected areas housing Burrowing Owls, a protected and endangered little bird along the coast line
They are tiny little things.
We stopped at the MASSIVE and exciting and over-flowing Farmer’s Market, just a short distance from Carolyn and Wayne’s condo
There was so much stuff I could have spent HOURS there just looking at all the booths, but we didn’t have lots of time to spend, as we were on our way to check off an item I have wanted to do forever!
Ride on an AIR BOAT!!!
Not only ride on an air boat, but to see Alligators!
Real Live Alligators!
You really can’t come to Florida and NOT take an airboat ride or see alligators…at least in my mind. 🙂
This man put on a great talk…he is truly an alligator whisper…the little alligator is going to sleep according to his request.
Off now— until later. More tomorrow I promise!
From my world to yours,
One evening I was walking with Shannon and Romeo, the dogs–Black Dog, Rocky and Boomer, plus Mindy and Sam following us, when the whole sky flared into vivid light
Red, rose, yellow and orange. The clouds were caught up in the blaze of the setting sun.
Turning our Blue Spruce tree into branches of fire
A large and wondrous gift from the heavens.
From my world to your heart!
Everyday the length is growing longer and longer. Such a huge relief to me.
Here, in our part of the world, the sun is rising close to 7–today 7:08. Of course it starts to get light earlier, around 6:40.
Then the sun sets at 5:45 with twilight lasting a spell.
The joys of a longer day! For us…10 hours and 38 minutes (today).
These longer days, coupled with the warmer weather is making February go fast.
Looking at the weather maps there is a huge line drawn straight down the United States, terrible cold and snow on one side, unusually warm on the other half. What a study in contrasts!
For now, though, I am enjoying the longer days and the beautiful skies!