Friday Day it Rained and Blew —- Sunday, October 1, 2017

Off and on all the day of Friday we had thick, soft, wet clouds in the sky,

Then an opening between storms would gift us with prisms of beauty, so wonderful they seemed to breathe in the autumn air

Then the storms would come again puddling on the earth leaving behind a leaden stillness,

and a sullen sky

Then once more in stunning splendor the sun would break forth and brighten the gloom

The parted clouds lighting the world.

Then that evening as the sunset

Built within the sunset

A sundog appeared!  I stood marveling as the amazing sky sang with echoes of humming songs in color for all to see.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

 

 

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Rain and Cold Wind the Weather Has Turned—-Sunday, September 24, 2017

The weather has turned…the long days of wonderful warm (even hot) weather is now gone.  Fled to other parts unknown.

The brilliant days of summer blurred through wind and rain into

 True days of Fall.  The light is different now…

The colors more diffused, although sometimes shinning brilliant

As though the heavens are breathing…taking in summer letting out Autumn

Fall is not an empty time…it the accumulation of the spring and summer…some of the corn is being turned into silage, the onions are being pulled waiting for drying weather then sacked and sold,

And of course all the pinto beans are pulled and waiting for drying weather, so they, too, can be combined and sold.

The sky itself moves constantly sending us rainbows through the mists…

Sending me gifts of rainbows from others—our son-in-law captured one on his way to work

So far no frost! But cold days and even colder nights

Fall has arrived in all it’s amazing splendor!

From my world to your heart,

Linda

 

 

The Last Day of August—Monday, September 4, 2017

On the last day of August we had a thunder storm!  The clouds roiled and thundered, but dropped only a smattering of rain.

But we still received a gift of light

Making the sky look like we were in a globed crystal

The light strobed through the dark and dreary cloud, rippling upwards through the raindrops, then grew brighter as it arched through the heavens

A great prism of color!  Shouting it’s incredible beauty for anyone who saw!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

Single Notes — Sunday, September 3, 2017

Single notes, following one by one—

Everyday things are happening… moving soft-footed throughout time, from daylight into nighttime shadows

The bird migrations are in full movement now…less and less attend my hummingbird feeders, most of the spring and summer birds have left; leaving only the Barn Swallows.  I dread the day when they rise up in a body of one, dancing all together in the sky…then…gone—leaving behind a stillness a lack of chatter, and a loss, of their busy swooping as they feed.

Our oldest daughter sent to me these two stunning photos she took at her work in Grand Junction, Colorado

In the pause of utter stillness after the storm…Rainbows.

The air is cooling now…everything is starting to beat with single notes; the song of Autumn in the air.

 

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

The Air Sparkled with Light and Water—Thursday, August 24, 2017

Early this week we were blessed with the shy dancing lights

Of Rainbows!

Our air was full of the scent of Sweet Alyssum, Four O’Clocks and wonderful ozone

As the sun started to set, the sun’s rays broke through the western clouds shining white hot into the immense rain soaked air

Making rainbows in the sky; catching in the fine gossamer of the sprinkler…glinting rainbows upon the heavens and on the earth.

Today I give to you Rainbows!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

While the Gods Hold Their Breath— Thursday, August 3, 2017

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”–Rachel Carson

I must confess I have a favorite word…it is a word I don’t use often, nor do I find ways to incorporate it into my conversations…like those common words: COOL, DUDE, YA KNOW…I don’t even sprinkle in this word here and there

but it is a word I think describes how I feel on a daily basis….

The word is Dazzle.

I feel dazzled as sun touches the word’s edge…morning or evening

Or the glittering lights sparkle on the ripples, making the rather muddy irrigation water twinkle like jewels — sending a blessing to all the water touches

 Even the run, to check water, in the deep silence of the night brings out the sky drenched with twinkling stars, or moonlight seeping into everything — turning the world to silver

I feel a most profound and deep joy when the horizon is edged with a Rainbow…

Or the color of flowers is captured in a heap of clouds

I must confess I am most blessed…living on this amazing earth, which sails noiselessly between the stars

 

Dazzled…that pretty much sums up how I feel about life.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

Riding on a High Wind—-Sunday, July 30, 2017

We took a wee ride in the late evening air…

The crescent moon gliding through patches of simmering clouds —gradually gave way to clouds; gathered and darkened—- promising rain somewhere—either where we were driving or in the distance

Although, the clouds were gray and low; the drops of rain stayed off as we started back home.

Then the miracle appeared!

The sun shining between a slit in the clouds scattered in the west

A partial rainbow or a sundog (omen of cooler weather to arrive in three days).  I wasn’t sure which one: sundog or rainbow…I did not care!  To me it was beautiful!

Then the sun sank…

Turning the rain-filled western sky into a matching set of colors!

From my world to your heart!

Linda

In the Presence of Extraordinary People—Tuesday, July 4TH, 2017

Elaine sent me this rainbow from her friend in El Paso county, Colorado:

Elaine wrote:
Dear Linda…

(click on the blue link to go to his website 🙂 )
He took the beautiful rainbow picture attached…
So I send it along with loving thoughts ~ and I hope it helps Boomer!  Luv ya!
)))hugs(((
Here is what Jason said…
“Yes, please do send it along to Linda with our compliments and healing thoughts towards Boomer.

Boomer is doing ever so much better!  Sammy stays with Boomer all the time.  A kitty and his dog.

Boomer finally ate breakfast this morning: shredded chicken, a dollop of yogurt and tiny squirt of gatorade to wash it all down.  (Which he thought was amazingly yummy)

He is still coughing, but the swelling in his stomach is receding, his nose is off and on cold, and he has developed a huge desire to have Mom sit with him and hold his paw.  (Which I admit I do 🙂  Just like a little kid he has figured out to start coughing and Mom will come sit with him and hold his paw. 🙂

He is walking around, even walking out to the chicken house with me.  But not always, but I figure any willing to move action is good.

And his tail is waggles in greeting!  Which I adore.

As the setting sun shivered gold across the fields, Boomer asked to go with us to change water last night.   I always look at that as a good sign!

So….once more I want to thank each and everyone of you!

When winter touched our lives, you held us in your thoughts and prayers.  That is a huge deal.  Your light shown in the darkness giving me hope.  In turn I was able to give Beaglie hope.  Please don’t laugh.  Hope is a mighty thing…and I thank you for it.

From my heart to your world,

Linda

A Gift from Ireland—-Tuesday, June 13, 2017

All the way from way over there in that wonderful Emerald Isle

Out the back of my house, seems that is where we see them! The sun rises there and sets out front. Of course I thought of you! You can barely see the second bow.

Erynne!

I just love your Irish sky, Erynne!

Thank you so much!
Linda

A Smile Bringer/From a Friend—Sunday, May 28, 2017

I saw my first rainbow as well yesterday. It was a smile bringer.
This bow started out as a complete single and brilliant one. Then clouds obscured one half. Then I saw the double one. So very nice. John North
I agree..it is a Smile Bringer!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Linda