Malevolent Weather, It IS Still Winter After All —- Monday, February 15, 2021

The tiny bits of rain hardened over-night Saturday

A gale blew in early Sunday morning with persistent bits of snow within it

The sky gray; the temperatures dropping to ‘feels like minus degrees.

Pelting, vicious…just plain nasty.

The gusting winds blew on and on…

Winter….it’s still here. (See the fox in the photo…what brave creature to be out in this mess)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Island Magic Continues—-Thursday, February 15, 2018

We saw so many wonderful things.  A few blocks or so from Wayne and Carolyn’s condo is the Island’s Eagle Sanctuary

It’s so nice how all the residents care so very much for all the wildlife in and around this Island!

We saw the huge (I MEAN HUGE) machine; the walking dredge, which opened up the Everglades connecting Tampa to Miami.  ..I took photos but they didn’t turn out well. I tried to find a couple of good ones on the internet, but I didn’t see anything I really liked.

We found out there is a softball baseball league where you MUST be 70 or older to play!  🙂  Anyone younger does not qualify.

Later on in the day I went to the library to get our boarding passes—everyone else went and watched some boat races.

Then it was back to the beach…

and off to have a yummy pizza

Gosh!  What an amazing gift of time!

Your friend on a beach in Marco, Florida,




One of the Chambers of My Heart—-Wednesday, February 15, 2017


We went to another of Blade’s basketball games.  Only one more to go and his Freshman year of basketball is over; a very successful year.


We are so lucky they live closer now.  Terry and I really, really like the school district that our son-in-law works for.  Their whole approach to education is just outstanding!

made-itThe girls are thriving!  Our son-in-law is thriving, our daughter is thriving, and our grandson is thriving.  A mother/grandmother and dad/grandpa can not ask for more. 🙂

drivingHe is now old enough to drive.

Gosh, they are so close; yet so far away …. a whole heart away.

Our love for these darling grandchildren bends me under the weight of my heart.

I’m sure each one of you understand this feeling—this feeling of love toward each of your children and grandchildren.

What a joy!

From my world to your heart,




A Photo Gift from the Black Forest in Colorado—Monday, February 15, 2016

How lucky I am!!  How lucky you are!  Elaine sent me two photos from her mountain home in the Black Forest, Colorado.


The first is a photo of the mighty snow they have this year.  She writes that their greenhouse has made it through, although, her husband has had to continually go out and sweep the snow off of it.


The just across the way she took a photo of Pikes Peak, looking south west from Shoup Road in the Black Forest.  Pikes Peak, American’s Mountain.

The world is beautiful place!

Your friend,




Dear Friends–Sunday, February 15, 2015

New-Size-eveningDear Friends, my kids from Craig, Colorado are here today so I’m taking a small break.  I will visit your blogs and answer all your emails and comments right after everyone leaves.

Thank you for understanding — these grandchildren are growing so fast…why just yesterday I noticed that our Grandson is almost as tall as I am.  I suppose that is what happens when you get into Jr. High…you grow!  Since I feel like I’m missing out on lots of stuff I want to hang out with them as much as possible.

Your Friend,