That Lovely Shimmering Bright Glowing Moonlight—-Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Although, the heat simmers across the land, often times the night sky is cloudy

But, delightfully, the setting moon’s sky is clear

Shinning large and bright glowing over the Uncompahgre Plateau

Then quickly sinking as the glowing sun wakes up the day.

From my world to your heart,


Riding the Sky in a Rush—Monday, July 8, 2019

Looking up

In that impossibly wondrous sky

Are those marvelous flying machines

Traveling from here to there and even beyond, into worlds not known

Part of the heavens, yet still of the earth.

From my world your heart,




An Update on the Duck—-Sunday, July 8, 2018

Since the duck was white, everyone decided she needed to be named something from the movie Frozen.  So, Elsa, she became.

I rigged up a wee pond, a pallet fence, gave her all the food and water she wanted and we all settled into watching Elsa enjoy her new life with us.

Then checking my FB messages I found out, that Elsa had a home. About a mile from here, way up the canal with two really big headgates in the canal.  She lived with 8 other ducks, 6 big dogs, two little dogs, several horses, a sheep and two tiny tots.

So Terry and I and our youngest granddaughter loaded up Elsa and took her back home.

When we drove into the yard, Elsa started getting very interested, even excited, she knew she had come home!

Well!  A perfect ending to a rather eventful experience for a really nice duck….we named Elsa!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


A Relief—Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We have a HUGE break in the triple digit weather…

QuickIt rained all night last night!  Giant, luscious, rich drops of water.

WetToo much of anything is just too much!  A break in the heat is lovely!

This moisture is in here until tomorrow then we slowly start the climb back into the heat.  Until then…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,


Tuesdays with Friends — Fog Bows—Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I’m a tad late today as we had to do some stuff before it got too hot to breathe.   We had several weed trees (Chinese Elm) that had taken root in my tiny orchard  and sprouted to enormous proportions–some dead branches in the ancient (95 years old lilac tree) and some low hanging and dangerous limbs (Rio Grande Cottonwood) and a nasty branch (Colorado Blue Spruce) which kept scraping my neck as I mowed the lawn which all needed Terry’s expertise with the chain saw.

Awhile back I asked if anyone had cool rainbows or other really neat photos that they would love to share with me and with the readers of my blog.  If they would send them to me I would put them on my blog and give the appropriate credit for the photo gift.

double fogbow

Leenie from Side Trips sent me two photos of Fog Bows.  I have never seen nor heard of a Fog Bow so this was a real treat!

fogbow in field

The Side Trips folks stopped by not long ago on their way from Telluride to Grand Junction, Colorado.  How cool was that!

Gordon and Eileen camping

Leenie is an amazing watercolor artist.  You might take a look at her Esty store to get and idea for a neat gift or two.

Well, off now to get the lawn mowed, the edges trimmed and the hedge clipped.  I need to fertilize some of my lagging plants so I best get on the move.  The day is heating up…which I LOVE!

Your western Colorado Farm Friend,