Just last week, Terry and I took to the woods on the Uncompahgre Plateau gathering firewood
The day was bright, warm, and full of dust from passing vehicles
It was beautiful.
But very, very dry.
Back we went yesterday, the chill air
Sparkling on the frozen crystals on the ground
growing deeper and more lovely, as we drove.
It didn’t take long before we had another load of firewood. This time in rich moisture; the first of the season!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
The rain and snow came in yesterday and we loved it
It fell in the mountains and froze up our world
The clouds flew in on very cold wind pushing the moon behind them
Tattered shadows scudded here and there across the darkening sky
Shimmering pale and lovely above the now winter landscape
Winter has finally arrived on our farm in the western part of Colorado.
From my world to your heart,
The farm at twilight holds a deep hush….a sighing as the day slows down.
A storm building over the Uncompahgre Plateau speaks of a snow storm.
The air tells all to be still, hunker down, step lightly snow is coming.
As for myself, while Boomer, Monkey the cat, and I take our evening walk…I give thanks — for each day is gift. No matter what happens on the morrow.
The weather people say we will have snow this evening and tomorrow. If you are traveling, please take care no matter where you are —
As always your friend on a western Colorado farm,
I find it interesting the Sandhill Cranes are taking over the farms and the Canada Geese
Are hanging out down in town by Confluence Park/Lake and the rivers.
Terry and I ran to town to see how long the line was at the Elevator (to unload the corn) and we ran into to masses of Geese
Masses! 🙂 It made me smile!
Look at all that fertilizer on the road….can you just imagine what the grass and banks of the river looks like?
We liked having them in the fields just for that reason. But now the Sandhill Cranes have come (I’m not complaining); and the Canada Geese have left—it is extremely rare to see the two species in a field together. If you are lucky enough to have those beautiful birds on your field I’m sure the fertilizer is just as much and just as big—if you want to know. 🙂
Thank Heaven for winter birds…they are a bright spot in rather dull days!