From Kate —- YAY— Sunday, August 15, 2021

It is ever so much fun to open my email and find a wee gift:


We’ve just had the first rain of the season. Winter’s nearly over, storm season (spring) is on the way and is forecast to start early.
Each morning that the Husband is on day shift, I take Mouse out for a walk, carrying a sandwich for the Husband in my pocket. He pulls up his fuel tanker at the bottom of the hill near our house on his way back into the fuel terminal to reload, and I hand the sandwich up into the cab. Today, it was drizzling a little, but the sun was also out, and there was a faint rainbow in the dark sky behind him. You can see the A and B trailers of his truck on the left, he was just pulling out when I took the photo. I told him he’d dragged it into town from out in the bush specially so I could take a photo for you 🙂
I hope you’re OK, and not missing Mindy too much.  Our animals are tied by such strong strings to our hearts, aren’t they?
Love, and hugs,
Thank you so much, Kate.  Yes, they wrap themselves into our hearts, minds, and souls. 🙂  I do believe Mindy is gone, although, I keep looking for her every day.
From my world to your heart,

Summer, Blessed, Welcome, Delightful Summer —- Sunday, July 11, 2021

Although, we received no rain

The sun and the moisture in the air gave us

That glorious omen of


The omen that told Noah…all will be okay!

From my world to your heart,


Exquisite, I Really Can’t Describe It Any Better —- Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Those flesh and blood creatures

Who share the farm with us.

The daily hum, of not just our movement on the farm

But the songs,

The physical movement

Even the air

The light.

All hooked together; like a large crochet bedspread.

From my world to your heart,


Magnificent Glory — Monday, June 28, 2021

Our oldest daughter (and oldest child) was driving home from Grand Junction when the sun created an amazing arch.

That most ancient sign of hope

There was a perfect double rainbow, glittering among the cool raindrops, on the desert between Delta and Grand Junction.

A most welcoming, joyful sight!

From my world to your heart,


I AM SO BLESSED —- Sunday, May 23, 2021

Kate wrote: “Hello

We were driving into town this evening to pick up the motorbike which had been repaired, and there was a really huge bow, probably several miles wide. You couldn’t see the top, it was in the clouds, but I’m sending you the left and right sides of it.

I think it was sent for you.  You all need it more than I do right now 🙂
I always love a rainbow!!!

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!!!!

From my world to your heart,


What We Have Been Doing — Part 2, Sunday, April 25, 2021 (AND A RAINBOW)

One of the gated pipes had a huge crack in it’s side—therefore, we had to go through our extra sticks of pipe and haul one over for the repair

Once there the pipe had to be pulled apart

The broken one removed.

(Mindy is helping.  She had to check out the pipe to make sure we got the broken one.)

She approved.

Then we had to put the new pipe in place of the damaged pipe.  And hook up all the pipes together again.

Took lots of time–pulling and tugging, then rolling the gates up into position.

You would think gated pipe would make irrigation easier, but the reality is they are lots of work.

So.  There you go…the time-consuming repairs on top of all the ‘regular stuff.

And the gift of the day—A RAINBOW! 

Oh, the joy!

From my world to your heart,



A Wonderful Omen, a Wonderful Gift — Tuesday, March, 2, 2021

Hi there!

Here is a double rainbow we saw today after a thunderstorm this afternoon staying with friends in St George, Balonne Shire, southern Queensland.

It was definitely the sign of a blessing; St George is on Stage 4 water restrictions, and our friends drink rainwater. The rain of the past 2 days has replenished their tanks.

Stunningly beautiful!  All green and wet and full of blessing!

Thank you, Kate!

I just love receiving gifts of rainbows from everyone.  They are a walk-together-in the rain.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


On a Day When the Stars Seemed to Wheel in Place —- Thursday, December 3, 2020

My thoughts and feelings were like a wind storm full of snow.  Then —–

I opened my email to this!


I thought of you when I saw this rainbow while we were out birding, and I thought you might need one with all that is going on these days.

Take care,

So there on her soft rainy day, a gift to me, and to you, appeared. 

Thank you so much, Marianne

I always love a Rainbow! 🙂

From my world to your heart,


A Flicker of Sunlight —- Sunday, November 8, 2020

The cows arrived! The joy of cattle feet back on the land!

The storm clouds rolled in over-night, moving along by a wind unseen

Over in the South West part of our farm, a very faint Sundog started to appear.

Growing brighter and brighter in the cool cloudy sky.

In three days’ time, our temperature will drop too much cooler norms.

The thick clouds started filling in again…leaving not a single space of blue.

But the exciting thing of wonder (I almost missed it) came with a phone call from Cliff and Kimberly—

“Quick!  Look to the West…there is a Care Bear Rainbow  (as our daughter, Kimberly called the rainbow) dancing in the sky”.

Sure enough…There is was. Perfectly Perfect as a sign of Hope.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,