Fragile Wings in the Air —- Sunday, February 12, 2023

Their beauty in the evening sky

Their voices, calling, calling through the cold and quivering air.

I am so grateful for the large winter birds.  They help me pass the long winter time.

From my world to your heart,


The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-DID I ASK FOR THIS? Friday, February 12, 2021

I don’t believe it!

I didn’t ask for this!

A dog friend maybe, but NOT A BABY!!

Come on, Mom?

What gives?


Well, I guess a baby is what gives.  It’s taking me a little spell to get used to this thing.

I’ve finally got myself figured out…I still love Mom and Dad.  I still come in a eat and lay around on the sofa and my bed, but if that KID decides to play with me.

I get up and leave!


I make Mom or Dad let me outside.

Then outside I follow my Mom and Dad around

but inside…

huff, huff…

I haven’t gotten used to having a KID around again.


(Stay tuned for more information about this little twirp.  I guess he also gets his own, ADVENTURES on Friday posts. Sigh)

A Pale Horse and Rider —- Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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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I will miss her very much.  

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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,




In the Harsh Wind of a Forever Winter Day—Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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,


One off the Bucket List—-Monday, February 12, 2018

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,



The Whole Sky Flared—-Sunday, February 12, 2017


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

sunset-and-treeRed, rose, yellow and orange.  The clouds were caught up in the blaze of the setting sun.

redtreeTurning our Blue Spruce tree into branches of fire

the-last-of-the-day-004A large and wondrous gift from the heavens.

From my world to your heart!


Day Length–Thursday, February 12, 2015

East-PinkEveryday the length is growing longer and longer.  Such a huge relief to me.

UseHere, 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.

FlungThen 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!

Your Friend,