The Earth Sings—Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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,





Glorious Moon Light!—-Monday, November 14, 2016

“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.

novembers-super-moon-007Then There it was!  That most stunning Super Moon!
novembers-super-moon-011I 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.

novembers-super-moon-risinIt rose quickly showering the earth, with its silver glow, edged in pink from the setting sun.

novembers-super-moon-as-itStill 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,



Thursday, November 14, 2013 — The Sandhill Cranes Have arrived

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.

Cranes-4As 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