A Gentle Little Creature —- Wednesday, September 4, 2019

(From Pinterest, once more:) )

Boomer and decided to travel over to the other side of the farm, well not the whole side of the farm, just to equipment areas, where (YES, I feed the little creatures)

Off we went!

I let Boomer off then sat myself down to wait

I had a short spell of waiting before the squirrel showed up.

Then I heard the sweetest voice

A darling little bird chased away the squirrel.  I know not what this bird is, but I feel delighted to have two photos of this charming creature.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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As the Days Cool Down and the Light Shrinks—-Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Autumn has arrived.  You can see it in the fields—the pinto beans are either turning yellow or, as ours are, lying pulled and drying, waiting for the combine.

The land is glittering and bright…as we move closer and closer to winter the trees will turn colors announcing the move from warm into the silvered blanket of cold called winter.

The Canada Geese are back…in droves.

Very early —is this a sign of a hard winter to come?

The little hummingbirds’ numbers are thinning noticeably…I have gone from 2 gallons of sugar water a day to 1/2 gallon every other day.

I will miss these little jewels, but they must leave and hurry.  For the air is thinning and cooling extremely noticeably now.

A large flock of Barn Swallows left our farm yesterday, but the little fledglings and their parents are still here.  Until they are gone I’m holding onto the belief we still have small amounts of summer left. 🙂

Summer work still goes on.  It isn’t time to stop watering the corn; the alfalfa fields must NOT go into winter dry.

Still, change is here, in how the air smells, how the sky feels, and how the earth looks.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

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

 

 

Moving to Delta, Colorado—Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yesterday we helped our daughter and son-in-law, in Grand Junction, Colorado load up some of their stuff to move to Delta–home for Kimberly and back to Delta County, for Cliff.

Moving-to-DeltaTerry made this trailer years ago to haul bulls, cows, and pigs.  It has also hauled furniture to Denver, back from Denver, to Grand Junction, and now back from Grand Junction.

(I must brag a little bit here—my man is sure talented! If he needs it, or wants it, he figures out a way to make it.  💕 💕 💕–how lucky I am!)

Sunlit-cloud-2We were fortunate to move them in-between storms.  We’ve been having lots and lots of thunder and rain storms.  It sure has been nice for the yard.  A welcome gift for the plants and for me!

The tomatoes and peppers are coming on strong now. It’s canning time!  My pears are ripening in big, thick, warm blankets then it will be time to ‘put them up’.

We are still working on the firewood, although the pile is MUCH smaller.  Maybe this week we will finish it.  I sure hope so.  I’m a tad wore out.  We are taking off today and maybe Monday,  maybe not Monday, we will see.

On-the-ditch-bank(Early morning sun)

I hope your Labor Day weekend is a good one!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda