On a Sun-Bright Summer Day—-Monday, July 17, 2017

When the wind was gentle

The sun blazed the western clouds, as it rose to warm the air

The screaming for FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!

Seemed to lessen

 

A stillness emerged from the little mud nest right over the back porch light

A group three of the little Barn Swallows raised themselves up; with two lifting their wings and ‘flew away’.  The parents singing notes of encouragement and excitement.

All day they practiced.  By evening they were gone.

Then there were only two screaming mouths…just two.  But two is manageable for a spell.

I’m sure one day the parents will say, in a very gentle way: “Go now, little one…make your way in the world”.

We will wait expectantly for the next batch of little birds to go from egg to fledgling before the summer is gone.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

 

 

Look to the Sky— Sunday, July 17, 2016

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The Full Buck Moon or the Full Thunder Moon will occur July 19, 2016 (6:56 pm ET).

TomatoesJuly…We are experiencing Hot Summer Days and Hot Summer nights.  The heat shimmers like deep violet then fades into blue-black immensity

Yard-1By morning the air has thinned and crisped like distant stars in the sky–a huge relief

Yard-2The Sun rises

Yard-3And the day begins, the balance of our waking hours filled with the immensity of each minute and hour

Yard-10 Then it is night again. The sky swimming with stars, the silver globe of the moon; illuminating the void

Hot-Summer-night-3With that sky so immense it boggles my mind, knowing that it covers you AND I.

No wonder people look to the sky when talking to God…that huge expanse so near at hand, yet so far.

Hot-Summer-Night-1From my world to your heart,

Linda

I’m BACCCCCCCCCCCCCK!!!!! —Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yippee!  I’m back!  The Skybeam repair guy showed up yesterday, did some of this and some of that got out his ladder, climbed up on the roof….stood up there for some time with his laptop.  Made a  sort of ‘ho’ sound.  Climbed back down, went back to the back of his truck, took a little tiny dish out of the back of his truck, climbed back up on the roof…changed the bigger dish this out for the tiny dish thing and BAM!  I had the internet!

YAY!!!

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In the meantime Terry got the rest of the alfalfa cut, laying it out in rows to dry.  Now we wait as the green alfalfa turns into protein rich hay.

Depending on the weather five to six days.  Then it will be time to bale and haul the hay.  A man called and talked to Terry for some time about coming down and checking out the hay. He is interested in doing his own baling and, of course, will haul it away.  In other words he will buy the field ‘as is’.  Now that would be nice!

Since today is Good Fences and Gates day over at Teresa’s Place, I thought I would slip in our neighbor’s a mile away from us.  pillarHere is how he fenced off his fields (he doesn’t farm, just owns a farm and rents all the land out).

GateAnd the gate to his house.  (That isn’t his house, its the Gate House….his way back there!)

We did have a small cool down the last three days (just as the Sun Dogs said).  We were in the 80’s—it was real nice.  Today we are heading back into the low 90’s.  94-95* or so.

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Anyway, it’s good to be back.  I’m really far behind on comments and visiting everyone.

Your friend,

Linda