There (in Solitary) Located in a Storm Cloud—-Sunday, January 5, 2020

I opened my email the other day to find a gift to me from Senior Hiker

The bright promise of an amazing rainbow, within the middle of a sun crested storm cloud.

WOW!

Thank you so much, Senior. Hiker!  This is outstanding!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm!

Linda

Wind Driven Snow—-Thursday, January 5, 2017

snow-storm-003Around four this morning the dark and cloudy skies filled with wind full of snow.

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The air was roiling with tiny flakes of frozen water.  As the night lightened into day the wind has continued to blast the trees and pelt the buildings.

Min-Min cat met me at the back door telling me she wasn’t going to spend the day in the barn, the shop or the shed–Thank you very much!  Today she is an inside cat!

The whole sky is shades of gray and white.  I can hear the whistle of wind around the eves of the house and rustling the fire in the wood stove.

The ground is all white now…chilly and soft all at once.  The air is sharp and full of shards, but the ground is starting to look like a Christmas card.

 

From my world to your heart,

Linda

A Mixed Blessing—Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It’s snowing here again.  A mixed blessing of sorts.  Storm(This is an old photo…from three weeks ago.)

The snow has warmed up the air a tad.  Always good.

Snowing

The gray light across the landscape has lifted the world from night shadows into a soft filter of sun.

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The dying night  speaks volumes of what our frozen landscape is made up of—

View-3Vast fields of white and, of course, last years [still] standing corn.

A quote says it all….  “there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on.  It makes you believe you are special”.—Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home. 

So we move forward, you and I…day five of the year 2016. Searching for those little bits of joy that fill our lives with happiness.

Your friend,

Linda

 

Housebound—Monday, January 5, 2015

Feeling a tad housebound Terry decided that a short walk to hook-up the fence down by the head gate (for the next farm) would fix the problem.

Fing-Fence-1 Starting at the electric fencer each strand of wire was checked and re-hooked–working around our farm yard;  gradually making it to the gate at the end of the pinto bean field.  This is also the head gate (for irrigation water) to the next farm.

Fixing-Fence-1Sunday we try to only do those things that MUST be done.  But, sometimes the air inside starts to feel closed in an way too warm.

BinStill feeling like we just DID NOT want to go back inside Terry and I finished up the cleaning of the grain bin. We swept up two buckets of corn, cleaned out the tubes and hooked up all the doors and vents.  (Boomer wanted very much to help…but doggie toes on the mesh floor was NOT a good idea.)   Then we took the two buckets of corn and flung it out into the ditch to feed the quail and pheasants—the mice and song birds—and yes, any deer that might trot along looking for a nice winter treat.

Sun-1When we finished our slight chores I noticed that the sun was setting; breaking through the clouds in a tiny rim along the Uncompahgre Plateau. What a joy to see even that tiny bit of sunshine.

Morning-SunThis morning the sun rose causing the thin clouds to turn a brilliant red…another joy for a winter’s day.  This color is rare, rare, rare in the pale frozen time of winter!  I sang a song of happiness when I saw it!

Now, as I sit upstairs in my little office, looking outside I see the thin clouds have become thicker and typical white/blue colors that mark each day have arrived. Today Terry and I will continue to work on the fences and do all those every-day things we each must do.

I am also sending to each and every one of you warm thoughts for a perfect Monday, filled with pleasures and happiness!

Your friend,

Linda