The earth sings—truly it does
Sometimes the sound is like a cord
Or a warm humming sound
Sometimes the tone is like a gong tolling long and loud and clear
It can be heard in the gusts of wind,
Or in the the swirling falling autumn leaves
Or felt…sometimes the music is sensed in the radiance of the sunlight or moonlight
But always, always bursting into our souls—- if we just stop and listen.
From my world to your heart,
“Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber!”–Lord Byron
I climbed to the top of the woodpile…(down there on the end where there are four logs stacked on each other)—I needed to get above the neighbor’s corn field to see the eastern sky, you see.
Then There it was! That most stunning Super Moon!
I stayed up on the wood pile— balancing carefully, while Boomer sat below whining, with Min-Min Cat winding her way up the very tall pile to be close to me.
It rose quickly showering the earth, with its silver glow, edged in pink from the setting sun.
Still lucky me— I got to see this wonderful, and unusually close to the earth moon setting in the western sky.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
The winter birds have arrived….we are seeing daily crows and ravens (Although, those birds live here year-round they don’t stay close to the farms) and the ever present flocks of sparrows and starlings. We have others but these are the majority of the birds. The owls are back in the tops of our trees sending their soft hoo-hoos into the night.
The air is full of the sound of Sandhill Cranes…we have lots and lots of them —-I mean lots!
They are looking for certain fields, landing in one and then leaving and then landing in another
Where the Canada Geese used to be we now have the cranes.
I’m not complaining…I enjoy both of the bird types.
As winter progresses we will start to see the birds species mixing, but for now…for the beginning of things they won’t share. Most of the Canada Geese are hanging out at the water places, the rivers and Confluence Lake and small ponds.
I hope to get closer to these really shy birds to try and get a really nice shots of the birds.
I also hope they come closer to the house so I can watch them right out the window, that would be fun!
Anyway, we are taking the day off today…no real work..tomorrow we start back up again.
Have a good one everyone,
Your Friend, Linda