That Rippling Sensation on a Ditch — Sunday, October 6, 2019

So far I have saved five (5) Woolly Bear Caterpillars from ‘death by drowning’ along one of the cement ditches

Three of them were actually in the water, curled up in little balls, floating along in the pounding waves.

They would have died if I had had not picked them up and put them onto the (now harvested) pinto bean field.

The bands on the caterpillars are suggesting we are in for a long winter.

Jolly, that thought just leaves me white-eyed.

It’s freezing here.  Mostly light freezes, but a —killing to the ground freeze— is predicted to occur in a couple of nights.

So we move forward, just like the seasons intend—but Autumn First…

As the hills and dales turn into lovely shades of brilliance and the sky stays achingly blue!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

Pausing Now —- Thursday, October 6, 2016

aussie-rainbow

Kate sent me a lovely rainbow…clear from the land down under!

Thank you so much, Kate!

end-of-our-roadBeing tired of the ‘same-o-same-o”  Terry said to me: “Pack a small lunch and let’s go for a ride.”

Off we went– over Grand Mesa to Collbran, Colorado…then taking a gravel road we headed back over Grand Mesa toward Paonia, Colorado.

bringing-in-the-cowsWe saw lots of cows being rounded up, to head down to the winter pastures.  Snow was on it’s way.

paper-waspAlthough, most of the leaves had fallen, the bare branches opened up new things for us to see…

nestLike this paper wasp nest!

muddySteadily we made our way over Buzzard to the Muddy Divide

1776Even passing by the Balm of Gilead Park, part of the Escalante-Dominquez Expedition in 1776.

rain-in-the-sunsetWe made it home in late afternoon.  Refreshed.

morningAnd ready to begin again!

Your friend on a western Colorado Farm,

Linda

A Question —Monday, October 6, 2014

Up-closeWe have a new grass growing on the one of the cement ditches.  I have never seen it before (or at least I don’t think I have).

Strange-GrassDoes anyone know what it might be called?  It sure is a purdy  pretty thing.

Your Friend,

Linda

 

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fence“Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden …  it is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

FreezeIt happened!

The cold has descended!  Killing everything.  Next week I will start digging my tropical plants and storing them for the winter.  I have so many tubers of Cannas I really don’t know what I’m going to do with them, but I guess I will figure it out.

Most of everything I will leave as seed heads for the birds, it helps them and it helps my pocket book.

Freeze-2

The trees and bushes should really start to color up now.  It always takes a good hard freeze to start to see color on them.

In three weeks we hope to start the corn harvest.

We are moving marching forward to winter, a steady step-by-step now.

Taking one day at a time, your friend,

Linda