From the Santa Fe Trail—Thursday, May 18, 2023

Hi Linda,

I’m a regular reader of your blog; it is a pleasure to read your positive and beautiful posts.  I know you love rainbows, so I’m attaching a picture of a rainbow my husband and I saw while on a walk this morning on the Santa Fe trail in Monument, CO.  I wish the picture would have shown the complete rainbow, but it was so big it didn’t fit.

It was a spectacular sight. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Diane F

What a marvelous—PERFECT-– Gift!

Thank you so much, Diane!

It is HUGE!  And just beautiful!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



From Northern Illinois — Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hi Linda.

I was listening to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game this evening when I noticed the sun was sneaking out to the West. There were still the dark rain clouds to the South. I figured I better go take a look to the East.


WOW!  A double rainbow!

Thank you ever so much from me and everyone who reads my blog!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


The Delight of Wittering Birds — Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The air is full of the constant joy of flight and song

It’s comforting to see the birds here and there

It feels strangely wonderful

As if the feathered world is taking care of us.

I think it is the birdsong

The chorus of their melodies surrounding each one of us to the point

We forget to hear.

Yet always there wrapping us in beauty

Filling our minds with

With a solace

Inviting us to be part of their world

In a most intimate

And personal



A cuddle of ease for each and every day.

From my world to your heart,


The Power of Believing —- Monday, May 18, 2020

Through the power of collective prayer, the antibiotics and gifts of hope,

We are starting to see huge improvements with Boomer and his nose

Once more, from this marvelous world of Blog Friends where love, Friendship, and real Hope lives my email opened up to a delightful gift.

Asta sent me a rainbow from Sweden.

Dear Linda, here is a rainbow for you! It was the early evening after a day with rain and humidity. Suddenly the evening sun broke through and was shining on the lakeshore opposite us. And there it was- a perfect end of the rainbow mirroring itself on the water 😊

If you want to publish it is ok-it is your rainbow!
All the best to you, Terry, Boomer, and Mindy!

Boomer and I, Terry and Mindy are truly blessed by wonderful friends like you!

From my heart to your world,


The Return of Winter—-Thursday, May 18, 2017

We went from summer-like weather

To radically dropping temperatures and snow!

All within one day!  Yesterday the little hummingbirds sucked the feeders dry and I refilled them twice in one day.  Look at that poor wet little thing.

Wet and cold.

Today is a continuation of yesterday, then by tomorrow this winter storm will gradually move out to replaced with much warmer weather by Sunday.

Sure is a bad deal.

Our hope is the crops make it through…the hay was just starting to bloom, the corn up, my garden and flowers all planted….

Only time will tell.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



Gifts from Nature—Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My first gift from nature  is a new bird to my feeders!  I am so excited!

Sharpened A Western Tanager!  I’ve never seen one here before.  The website says they are woodland birds.  It just may be passing through.  Only time will tell.

BearThe bears are back.  A mom bear (sow) and one cub have been spotted (several times) just below our farm…running along the fence line.  Another bear has been bothering a bee hive over about two miles from us.


Saturday is the first day of May’s Full Moon…this year it is a Blue Moon complete with a sighting of Mars!!!  You can read all about it here! 

Full Moons

I hope the sky is clear for you, wherever you might be!  To see the bright, bright light of the moon and the red planet Mars will be a gift of a lifetime!



Coming Soon—Monday, May 18, 2015

Cold-Snap-1Gosh, are you getting tired of this old song?  I sure am.  Another sever storm is due in here tonight.

CS1The sky never lies…a sun dog appeared as we were changing water in the alfalfa field, beautiful and prophetic.   Back home I checked the weather station and, sure enough, rain, wind, and snow heading our way. The good thing is it’s an over-night sort of deal then followed by some cooler weather.

Thankfully I still have some wood for the woodstove, not lots, but, hopefully enough!


So far everything is looking good in my yard and on the farm, the cactus hill covered with blooms

1A trip out to the edge is always a treat …I just love these White-stemmed Evening Primrose..the weather has been perfect for them.

Since another storm is heading our way, Terry has decided to wait to fertilize and start the water on the pinto bean ground.  This is the last irrigation on the alfalfa, then it will be time to cut it.  We will need a week or two of lovely warm sunshine when that happens.

Off now to load up DRY wood and put it under the carport.  I hope each and everyone of you have a lovely day,

Your friend,