No Matter What, It is still February —Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Even though the sky is a brilliant blue

This time of year doesn’t take long for thick clouds to blow in from the west

And a person can smell snow or frozen mix in the air.

We, also,  have Sandhill Cranes, instead of cows, gleaning the fields. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Grey Day, Grey Clouds, Grey Everything —- Thursday, February 18, 20221

All-day Tuesday the grey sky hung dark and threatening.

(Taken December 2015, but very much current anyway)   

Splatters of snow and sleet–then melt — then repeat.

But, if you are Min-Min—you know how to stay warm and dry.

HUGE SMILE here when I found her in the project car!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

On a Freezing Afternoon — Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Baby, it’s cold outside

A flash of silver

Feather fluffed for warmth

On a freezing day in the afternoon.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Canada Geese in Landing —-Tuesday, February 16, 2021

When I went out to the hens, I saw a flock of geese landing by the Grain Bins

SHHHHHHHHHHH.  Careful— does it.  They are extremely afraid of people.   There might be guns you know.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

Malevolent Weather, It IS Still Winter After All —- Monday, February 15, 2021

The tiny bits of rain hardened over-night Saturday

A gale blew in early Sunday morning with persistent bits of snow within it

The sky gray; the temperatures dropping to ‘feels like minus degrees.

Pelting, vicious…just plain nasty.

The gusting winds blew on and on…

Winter….it’s still here. (See the fox in the photo…what brave creature to be out in this mess)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

A Delicious Soothing Peace of Morning Sunlight —- Thursday, February 11, 2021

On the way to do the early morning chores,

The soothing, serene, and eternal

Waking of the sun lifts hearts, minds, and souls; leaving me feeling light-headed and possibly able to float in the glided gossamer air.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

Sunlight, That Glorious Chariot of Jubilation — Wednesday, February 10, 2013

Cranes lifting up, flying high into that glorious sunlight of a winter sky

While snow clouds hover over Grand Mesa, lighthearted sunbeams light up our fence line

Then clouds, thick and heavy settle down, suddenly pushing through a ragged-edged cloud a burst of merry sunshine — with Mindy Cat on top of the woodpile

The evening sun bounced and stuttered between the buildings…seeping, carefully and sparkling onto the woodpile and the fence beyond.

Everything suspended in a Moment of Magic.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

Back on a Snowy Day, Last Week —- Tuesday, February 9, 2021

During the night, one-day last week, the snow arrived

Not lots and lots of snow,

But enough snow, the ground was frozen

And pleasant to take a wild run about.

Fun!

Perfect!

The gifts of clean air, fresh snow, who could ask for more?

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Chill of Winter Drawing Slowly, Ever so Slowly Toward Spring —- Monday, February 8, 2021

(The Bridge into our farmyard)

It’s there, a wee tiny hint of Spring

The sunlight breaking through the trees, the ground starting to dry more and more

Coyote hunters walking on soil instead of mud

Then a wee slide back to small and light snow

Where the earth is blessed with moisture

Then warmth, creating mud again

Still cold enough I wear socks with my flip-flops

Winter on the bridge to our farm

After a chilly, but drying wind, on a day of sunshine

From this

To this

To this.

Spring is coming.

Yes, it is.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

Enchantment — Sunday, February 7, 2021

LOOK!

There in the crowded little bird cafe…enjoying a tiny little feast

Twisting this way and that on the treat feeder….a darling little woodpecker!

I think it is a Downy Woodpecker. 

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda