Sunshine on My Shoulder —- Wednesday, May 17, 2023

(By John Denver)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happySunshine in my eyes can make me cry

If I had a day that I could give youI’d give you a day just like todayIf I had a song that I could sing for youI’d sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on the water looks so lovelySunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a tale that I could tell youI’d tell a tale sure to make you smileIf I had a wish that I could wish for youI’d make a wish for sunshine all the whileSunshine on my shoulders makes me happySunshine in my eyes can make me crySunshine on the water looks so lovely

(Bird shadow 🙂 )

Sunshine almost always makes me highSunshine almost all the time makes me highSunshine almost always makes me high.

From my world to your heart!


Trip with a Great Group of Friends — Tuesday, May 17, 2022

We belong to the Delta Street Rodder’s Car club

Every month someone in the club volunteers

To lead a group of (however many people who belong to the club) want to go on a cruise

For our cruise in May

(the April cruise went to Arizona and traveled Route 66)

Sam and Kyla led us across the Colorado Monument

Where we stopped off an on to see the sights

Met lots and lots and lots of the two-wheeled riders on the road

Those who could drove with their tops down

The curves were many —- complete with several fun tunnels

A stop at the Visitor’s Center

The air was perfect, the sunshine plentiful

Here is a map of the road

We ended at Munchie’s in Fruita, where Sam and Kyla had a reserved table set up and waiting for us.

Then we all headed our separate ways.

A perfect day!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



As Light Plays Across the Land — Monday, May 17, 2021

A darling little bunny dashed in front of us as we were irrigating

I’ve seen bunnies dashing this way and that in the warming sunshine

Most of the time in the Upper End.

This is amazing because this is also the coyotes’ favorite place to hunt.

Oftentimes in the green-dappled light (I put up a camera to see where the coyotes have been hanging out.)

I see little squirrels…I like to think they are Stanley

And Stewart.

The hawks hunt the land.

In reality, all is peaceful and calm and just perfect.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Gift of a Dancing Child—-Thursday, May 17, 2018

There is nothing like having the visit of a grandchild…

They bring back those things you have forgotten how to do

That shining, excited, gaiety…which lives in motion in youth.

Then it was time to leave us and go spend the weekend with Aunt Kimi and Uncle Cliff….bouncing, bouncing all the way.

From our world to your heart,

Linda Brown


Breathing in the Light—-Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I love the quiet of the day…although (as you know) it really isn’t quiet.

I also love the intensity of the light—-everyday and every hour it’s different…

Sometimes the air throbs with the hymns of light.

The sky so big and and so real it feels like we are tiny as ants

Sometimes it feels like the color actually sighs through the land

Warm and lush, with rain playing softly upon the Uncompahgre PlateauThe sky liquid with with song… a melody of color and light!

From my world to your heart,



The Rhythm of My Days—-Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Sometimes I’m asked if I ever get bored—now that I’m retired from a paying job.Red-SUn-2

(A past photo)

No actually, I never get bored!  I do get restless, sometimes.  But never bored.

Rikki-The-RaccoonThere always seems to be something to do or to see or to experience—-right here on the farm.  Those small little creatures which keep my mind from wandering into dullness.

sunrise-25.jpgWinter will ‘do me in’ with it’s terrible cold and long dreary days.  But I’m not bored. The frozen outside has stilled the voices of trees and water. The winter animals and birds are desperately  on the hunt for food and survival, the sounds chill on the air with the low slung arc of the sun.

Sundail-gardenI bought my bedding plants yesterday and will plant them today.  I will work digging the little holes needed for each small plant listening to the voices murmuring in the trees and the water of the canal, as I carefully water and fill in the soil around each plant.  Terry and I will repair the outside furniture, set an arch he made for me, and I will start painting the trim and benches in the gardens.  I will paint, then weed, and trim, and prune as the sun travels across the sky.

With love from my world to your heart!



Sunlight—Sunday, May 17, 2015

Miserable-1The cold rain and the sharp wind of the last few days has just been miserable.


The little birds have sat around in puffed feathers all hunched up…looking just…miserable.


Iris-1The rain has been lovely for my yard

Iris-2Everything is rich and lush and green.

LeavingLast evening, in a huge rush of wind, the clouds started parting and waving good-bye heading toward the north and the east.  (I waved delightedly to them as they left! 🙂 )

LHBAll the birds feathers laid back down

FemaleSongs filled the soft evening air!

Today we have scattered bits of sunshine, lots of bird songs and joy everywhere!

I hope you have a most lovely Sunday…a day of Sun—it looks like we will have!

Your Friend,