On Silent Feet in Front of a Game Camera —- Tuesday, October 1, 2019

(From Pinterest)

The game camera captured a unique experience for you and I.  First here is a moth

Then a rather messy spider web

Suddenly the spider started tearing apart the web

She seemed rather disgusted with her work.

Then up she went

The next photo shows it RESTORED!!  Beautiful!

Here is the spider in the daytime

Just so you know.  I took down the camera.  The little panicky feeling I get when I see the web, not to mention the spider itself is not a thrill I want to experience every time I go out to get the camera.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,




The Cycle of Seasons—-Thursday, August 29, 2019

(From Pinterest)

The nights are growing longer and longer now, the sun not lingering in the sky

There was such a new distinct chill in the air last night I had to shut all the windows in the house.

Still, the earth is full of exquisite luxurious beauty

The cycle of farming starting to show harvest is very near.

The breath of summer has faded.  It’s actually very cool/cold here this morning.

Excellent for yard work, a tad on the sad side for those of us who love summer

Still another sign,

besides the leaves falling, falling…

a large and wonderous spider web.

Fall has arrived, no matter the calendar says it is still August.

I saw a wee fairy dancing in the porch light last night. (really a hummingbird moth)…spreading pixie dust for me and you.

For luck, you know!

For me and you!

From my world to your heart,






Back to Work Again—-Wednesday, October 5, 2016

back-to-workEverything is good to go again!

dinner-001Look at this —  dinner is served!

red-dahliaThe cold air has come, flattening the plants,

salmonThe colors of summer now a memory

yellowThe eventual peace, of a still and frozen landscape {called winter} lurks around the corner

caughtSummer—–suspended in a spider’s translucent web.

From my world to your heart,





Rain Chute Rainbow

This morning was cool and damp as we aheaded out to set the water around 6:00.  It’s twilight at 5:30 so we have moved setting water to 6:00. As time goes on we will move to 6:30. 

There were lots of clouds in the sky and some of the canyons and buttes and mesas around us were getting rain.

On the last set the sun popped over the Paonia Mountains and hit a rain chute over the Uncompahgre Plateau

It was stunning to say the least!

On the way back in the sun also caught a spider web causing it to glow and sparkle.



Spider Web and the Feather

A very busy little spider created a very sturdy, but gossamer web next to the sidewalk.  Some bird, flying over-head and in no particular notion to shed a feather, did so anyway.  

The feather drifted slowly down, through the Rio Grande Cottonwood branches and came to a stop in the home of the spider. 

And me…. 

I saw it and took a photo!