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,


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!


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!
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,


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.


I just love your Irish sky, Erynne!

Thank you so much!

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,

Two Gifts from Two Friends—Monday, May 22, 2017

Kate from that wondrous land from Down Under sent me this amazing rainbow photo:

She wrote:

After the bad weather over the past few days, we had the most sensational sunset last night, and at one point a small vertical band of rainbow appeared in the east, amongst pink clouds reflecting off the sunset.  I jumped out of the car and grabbed a photo with my phone – it hasn’t come out brilliantly, and you can’t really see the cooler end of the spectrum, but I thought you might like it for your collection. There was no bow, just this upright band of rainbow colour…

I’ll be doing a post with one of the sunset shots later so you can see just how dramatic it was! (You can click on the blue lines above and it will take you to here blog! 🙂 )
and from the Black Forrest, by Colorado Springs, Elaine sent this one:
This photo was taken last evening ~ Especially for you. Now there is over 3″ of heavy wet snow. Mother Nature… What are you thinking?

I keep thinking… Good for the fire danger because it was so dry here.

How lucky I am to see these beautiful rainbows!

Now you are lucky also!



An Irish Rainbow—Thursday, January 12, 2017


Erin sent to me (and to you) a wonderful January Rainbow from the Emerald Isle–


Both ends of a rainbow, taken from inside my work building today (hence the window-smut, sorry). I actually was made fun of for taking these pictures, until I told them they were for a friend who collected rainbows from all over the world. This one is Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, Ireland.

No snow here, as you can see!


What a joy!  Thank you so much, Erin!



Fall’s Cooling Touch—-Monday, September 26, 2016


The summer air has been cooled; then cooled again, from rain storms, which either move gently over us, or violent with thrashing winds and wicked electric storms.

owl-creek-pass-1Saturday we went with jeeping friends on a leisure ride, to Silverjack Reservoir and over Owl Creek Pass.

owl-creek-pass-021The magic light of the forest mingling, with the rain, did not diminish the colors

forrestThe aspens, scrub oak and dark green of the pines glowed, lighting up the drizzly day

silver-jackSilverjack Reservoir area was just beautiful

walking-on-goldOur pathway lined with gold

snow-on-owl-creekWe met the purity of snow, on the top of Owl Creek Pass


Then down we went to the other side.  The brilliant colors a joy to our eyes

owl-creek-pass-near-ridgwayThe last bit of wonder, before we turned toward home.

From my world to your heart!


When Time Is Still—-Sunday, August 28, 2016

Early-Morning-1There is a time, within each day, when time seems to stand still

SunriseThat point when everything waits— for just that moment, that pure moment of breathlessness


When the sun breaks forth into a new day

Mountains-1The joy reverberating clear into our blood.


Then the minutes and hours of the day takes over —with lists of ‘things to do’ and ‘stuff to get done’ and the people ‘who need’


But, If we just stop and look we can have that moment of balance we all crave…

Almost-a-RainbowA pause—


Gradually time slows

Sun-breakAnd all those things that thronged our seconds, minutes and hours become still… For just a moment.


Then the night rises up to claim it’s fair share of time.

From my world to your heart,


The Only Way to Live—-Sunday, August 14, 2016


“There are only two ways to live your life.


One is as though nothing is a miracle.


The other is as though everything is.”

Rainbow-4Albert Einstein

Rainbow-5Thursday evening was such a day


We followed rainbows


All the way home!