Great Changes Reverberating into Rivers — Tuesday, May 23, 2023

We drove up to the Uncompahgre Plateau

To see the great changes of

Snow turning into Melt and then on to our river (The Gunnison River)

We drove to the top passing huge streams of imperial melted snow heading down, down down

Not only is the melt occurring fast, but the water is also

moving downhill in a huge HUGE rush

The snow is changing

and reverberating into a world of


And huge muddy ponds

Finally, we made it to the top

At the gravel pit lake, the earth was in a state of hushed concentration called MELT!

Everywhere one looked it was Winter turning to Spring.

Sorta like February turning into March

Patiently. Steadily. Snow into water.

Water into that life-giving force we all use.

Well, there you have it.  The Roubioux and Cottonwood Rivers; sources of roaring water—- flowing into the Gunnison River.  (Then on to the Colorado River)

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




Elaborate Fragile Bursts of Sparkling Lights — Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Gloss of diamonds everywhere!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

(That is one of the nice things about snow—diamonds everywhere)


Gone Now, No More for a Few Days — Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gradually the snow is melting

This is the snow from ‘before’

Now there are only patches of snow, laying in shady places

Only very cold weather now

The snow is all gone.  Vanished in silence…

Just terribly cold, but warming up in the afternoon.

(The above photos are from the last snow.  We are pretty brown now)

Perfect to melt the icicles. 🙂

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





Grey Day, Grey Clouds, Grey Everything —- Thursday, February 18, 20221

All-day Tuesday the grey sky hung dark and threatening.

(Taken December 2015, but very much current anyway)   

Splatters of snow and sleet–then melt — then repeat.

But, if you are Min-Min—you know how to stay warm and dry.

HUGE SMILE here when I found her in the project car!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Earth, Sky, Snow, Sleet— Thursday, January 28, 2021

As the snow fell heavily on the farm

The Sandhill Cranes bunched together –trying to warm their soddened feathers.

I felt a tad sorry for them.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



We (Will Seem to) Pause for a Little Spell—Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Today we are in the shift…from the longest night of the year, where darkness drags on and on

Where shadows grow long early in the day

and swirl heavily into the evening

But gradually, ever so slowly, the daylight hours will stretch

(Coyote visiting our yard 😦 )

And the night time minutes grow shorter and shorter

Sunlight will stretch a few seconds longer and longer each and every day

Until the seconds become minutes

Then the minutes will become an hour

At which time we reach Daylight Saving time, where we have a full hour added to our daily Sunlight

But even though the days grow longer,

For two full months, January and February

The days will grow colder and colder

Hopefully with moisture

Called snow.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



We Can Not Live without Nature—Tuesday, November 10, 2020

There is snow all around us… but only rain here.

A wee spell ago

I spied

Some delightful pheasants

Busily searching for food

And always running as fast as they can

away from me! 🙂

It seems to me that nature, and those creatures who live in it, are no different than us.

They hunger, they feel pain, they love.

I so enjoy being part of their lives and sharing them with you in photos.

From my world to your heart!

May you find and experience joy today!


In the Gnashing Wind and Freezing Air— Thursday, June 11, 2020

It’s been miserable here for the last few days

Monday night was THE WORST. Threatening clouds all around us.

The incredibly hot, dry wind, turned into the incredibly cold nasty wind;  wind so hard it slammed into us

The bully wind making it next to impossible to stand on the ditch banks, let alone set flapping dams into the ditches.

The sunlight, meager at best (as you can see —sun obscured by dark threatening clouds)

Then the cold came in…close to freezing Monday night and the threat of colder weather to come.

(The high country got snow…as in Ouray, Grand Mesa…those areas.)

What odd, strange, unusual weather for June.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


For One Night a Wee Bit of Wonder—Tuesday, January 28, 2020


For one night, and one night only—

just before our really nice wet snowstorm arrived

Our grandson came.

He is growing so fast now.  A man really, 18 this month.

Joy comes in so many different ways.  All we need to do is look— with gladness.

From my world to your heart.



The Aftermath or There is Nothing to do but Carry On — Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Last fall I was bitten by a Jumping Spider—here is where I blogged about it

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Nasty creature.

Anyway, I gradually healed up. Life went on.

Then a new thing occurred…teeth  (not just tooth pain) but random floating moving pain and bone pain involving my teeth.


I found it hard to concentrate.  Then I found myself only doing what was necessary because of the pain.

I went to the dentist, talked with my medical doctor…had a new filling put in, took Advil, hot packs/cold packs; you name it.

Gradually my mouth felt like it was breaking apart tiny bit by tiny bit.

Finally, it has been decided the pain is a result— a sort of residue, of the ulceration and a weird-like tissue death, from the spider bite.

The whole thing rather caused me to think way too loudly —mainly at night when trying to sleep 🙂


At least I know now.

At least I can rest and not have my thoughts gather and disappear down a  rabbit hole.

I can go forward into my new normal

Accepting the new creation in my body

Where pain didn’t exist before

It isn’t anything that I can’t live with, now that I understand it

It can’t break me.  It is just the new normal.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,