The Blessing of Being and Old Woman — Tuesday, July 19, 2022

You finally grow to a point

Where you stop worrying about what other people think of you

And you can still remember what

It is like to be young,

And, finally, by this time

You realize there is beauty in storms

That sunshine is a gift, along with everything else in each and every moment of your day

If you are patient everything passes

But for a short length of time,

There is always a gift in a storm or otherwise.

From my heart to your world,



Too Many Clouds and Too Much Wet and Damp—-Sunday, July 19, 2020

“I held a moment in my hand,

Brilliant as a star, Fragile as a flower, a tiny slice of one hour.

I dropped it carelessly, Ah! I didn’t know, I held Opportunity.”—Hazel Lee

I have so wanted to see the Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

Where I need to “see” it

The clouds are thick (although, very beautiful)

So I settled for this…the moon with a planet—I think is maybe Venus —there was a little red planet next to Venus but it didn’t show up in my shot.

From my world to your heart,



A Peace of Calm Beauty—-Thursday, July 19, 2018

Elaine sent me this wonderful rainbow all bright and lovely in the sky about her home in the Black Forest.

Lucky me! Lucky You!

Then Rene` sent me this sweet sight close to her house in Paonia, Colorado.

Lucky me…now lucky you.

Then coming back from Montrose Sunday evening, we saw this unusual rainbow topping the hilltops close to Black Canyon.

Raindrops in color a hugely thrilling sight!

From my world to your heart,



SWEET CORN —-Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Our neighbors have started harvesting the sweet corn!  Mountain Fresh is grown close to us on our side of California Mesa.

Olathe Sweet Sweet Corn is grown on the other side of California Mesa in the Olathe area.

Either way…our area’s delicious sweet corn is heading to a Kroger/Wal-Mart/or Safeway near you, even as I write!

And NO  neither one of these sweet corns (nor any sweet corn) is genetically modified!

They are hybrids!  Glyphosate will kill the sweet corn plants.

Hope you enjoy some and when you do…know the ears were harvested some place here on a farm in western Colorado!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


An Irresistible Exuberant Delight—-Tuesday, July 19, 2016


We’ve been living with heat for several, several days now.


Miserable heat, the kind that hangs in the air  and never really seems to cool down. (Although, I will take this heat over winter any day!)

Yard-8The weather people said we might have rain yesterday…so we waited.

Then last evening I could see rain playing around us on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

Yard-9Rain chutes filled the sky looking toward Montrose and over toward the Peach Valley area; still the bumblebees and the hummingbirds never exhibited anxious hovering in the flowers like they do before a storm makes it’s way to us.


We set the last set of water in the glow of the Full Thunder Moon; the air more restless than early in the evening.


Then during the night the rains came!  We woke to beautiful fresh air, the ghost of the storm hanging damply on each blade and leaf.

Today is alluring, with clouds moving in again, and the promise of POSSIBLY more rain.  My garden, the farm, and myself are all doing the happy dance!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,


Up on the Roof Top—Sunday, July 19, 2015

On-the-roofThe west side of the house is done!!!


And the south side was finished last night after supper.  Terry had to come help on a couple of scary (for me spots).

Now all that is left is 3/4 of the east side (with a very scary part surrounded by the metal roof…I don’t know if I can do all threes sides of that upstairs jut-out!  I just don’t know.  I can do the east part, by hanging out the window…the two sides will require I am in a safety harness.  That alone has me trembling in my flip-flops.

Then there is the north side of the house…sigh!

Double sigh!

It is the tallest part of the house and the steepest.  Terry doesn’t even like working up there.  The scaffolding will work on part of it….I just have to get my head around the whole process before I can tackle the front of the house.

Today I’m taking the day off.  My painting arm is exhausted so is my back and my knees.  One day off will do me good. 🙂  Besides we always take of Sunday…a day of rest.


One nice thing is it hasn’t been hot.  Lovely cloud cover most days, OR the day starts out sunny then the rain clouds come in cooling everything down.

Sure has been nice…roof tops are HOT and so are blinding white houses.

As Red Skelton used to say as he closed off his show: “May God Bless [Good Night]”

Your friend,