Opulent, Graceful, Dazzling —- Thursday, January 12, 2022

The far-distant Grand Mesa with

With manifested beauty shining along its flat-top pinnacle.  All due to the setting sun.

What magnificent gifts we are given…you and I.

From my world to your heart,




Gone Now, No More for a Few Days — Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gradually the snow is melting

This is the snow from ‘before’

Now there are only patches of snow, laying in shady places

Only very cold weather now

The snow is all gone.  Vanished in silence…

Just terribly cold, but warming up in the afternoon.

(The above photos are from the last snow.  We are pretty brown now)

Perfect to melt the icicles. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





A Wee Walk-About — Tuesday, January 12, 2020

Yes, socks and flip-flops 🙂

Early morning walk to feed the  hens

A walk around the yard

A walk back from getting the mail

A walk with night rising up on the land

Finally a walk at dusk.

From my world to your heart,


A Generous Gift of Extraordinary Kindness — Sunday, January 12, 2020

On a very cold day, with snow starting to fall

I sat down to my computer to start my morning computer work

(See the moon between the frozen branches of the Forsythia bush? 🙂  )

There in my in-box was a beautiful gift of warmth and green lush grass and four darling

eyes looking around their glittering island home, of Marco Island, Florida.

A huge wonderful gift from Wayne and Carolyn Maxwell, Terry’s sister and brother-in-law (enjoying warm air and sunshine, ocean sunsets in their amazing winter home.)

Thank you so very much!

From my world to your heart,



An Irish Rainbow—Thursday, January 12, 2017


Erin sent to me (and to you) a wonderful January Rainbow from the Emerald Isle–


Both ends of a rainbow, taken from inside my work building today (hence the window-smut, sorry). I actually was made fun of for taking these pictures, until I told them they were for a friend who collected rainbows from all over the world. This one is Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, Ireland.

No snow here, as you can see!


What a joy!  Thank you so much, Erin!



Silence is Golden and Lonely—Monday, January 12, 2014

Ever since Christmas our house has been full of people! Oh, sure we’ve had a few days off here and there, but on the whole Terry and I have had the energy and brightness of our children and their families and extended families sharing our house, food and lives.

Family Photos 002aThanks to our new daughter-in-law, Jolyne we have some family photos for the first time in a very, very, very long-time.  (Over Christmas Jolyne’s sister and darling little baby visited Evan and Jolyne for two weeks, and then Jolyne’s Mom came for a week over New Year’s. Everyone drove out a couple of times to see us and we went in to town to visit with them.)


Our daughter Kimberly and her husband, Cliff live in Grand Junction–they came up several times to be with all of us. Kimberly’s birthday was the 7th and Bladen’s the 9th so we got to celebrate Kimberly’s twice…once with she and Cliff-then again when everyone was here for Blade’s birthday.

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Shannon and Jason just live down the road (two miles) and came by often. Another cool thing was Jason’s Dad came to visit the kids and we got to celebrate his birthday also.

On Saturday we had a group birthday…Kimberly the 7th, Paul, Jason’s Dad the 8th and Blade on the 9th!  What a cool happening!

Family Photos 017And the family from Craig came down…complete with Hank Puff — coming for two weeks at Christmas and this weekend for Blade’s 13th birthday…we had lots and lots of food, lots and lots of presents, best friends over to play and many walks around the farm.  After everyone left yesterday Terry and I collapsed and took a nap for two hours. (I know, what can I say, we are old 🙂 )

That night and today we realized it was way too quiet here.

Your friend,