So We Wait—-Monday, November 5, 2018

A storm blew in yesterday…bringing snow to the mountains

and rain to the fields

The setting sun echoed color throughout the clouds

The rain filled the sky—

Then charged over the land slowing down harvest!

We will begin again when everything is dry enough.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

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

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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

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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!

Linda

The Pears are Blooming

The pears are blooming, but night temperatures dropped to 31* so of course they froze. 

The large orchards in our area smudged or ran wind towers, but small orchards more than likely lost thier crops.

First the apricots and now the pears.  Cherries and prunes and apples will be blooming soon.

The snow hit the hills and the mountains around us, which I am very thankful for.  We had a really wonderful (but very cold) rain during the night.  It was delightful to wake up to a clean and fresh world this morning.

More rain and snow predicted until Friday, which means more freezing temperatures.

Linda