From Northern Illinois at Christmas Time —- Sunday, January 8, 2022

Sent to me at Christmas time!!! 🙂

This was taken at a park/forest preserve property where I will go to relax and watch trains go by.

Below is a rail car that went by this morning, which was rather interesting:

WOW!  Thank you so much!

That is an amazing Sundog.  We don’t get beauties like that here.

The train car is fun—so many talented people out there!

May 2023 be a wonderful year for you and your family!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Sharp and Sure in the Cloudy Skies —- Thursday, December 15, 2022

There!  Just There

Waiting for human eyes to see

The signal we are heading into more and chillier, and ever colder winter weather.

A Sun Dog!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


Looming Winter —- Sunday, November 27, 2022

Get Ready! Get Ready!  The sky proclaims!

Winter is coming!

A beautiful Sundog in the eastern sky!

Proclaiming COLD, Cold weather is on its way

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


I Know I’ve Told You Before— Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Still, I want to tell and show you again

45 minutes before the sun sets

All the blemishes on the earth

And in the air

Change to Pink!

It’s so stunning and

And beautiful

I have to be outside in it!

No matter how cold it is. (or how cold it is going to get—Sundog)

I want to be outside in a rose-colored world!

From my world to your heart,


While Changing Water —-Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A very brilliant rainbow

hovered RIGHT there by us.

Actually, the tail end of TWO rainbows were in the sky—   Rainbows in the East

And a sundog in the west!

WOW!  We were double blessed!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



A Buoyant Shape in the Atmosphere — Monday, March 15, 2021

Thursday evening I had gone out to bring Terry in from the fields; I walked back Watching the cheerful and energetic flocks of the Sandhill Cranes

and the gleaming  sun lowering behind the Uncompahgre Plateau

When I noticed a sudden ray of light; rainbow colors brightening the chill of the sky.

A cacophony of colors announcing a Sundog!

True to the Sundog’s prediction…Sunday we woke to a very wet skiff of snow and much, much colder weather. With a horrid cold wind.

But it didn’t last.  Not this time of year.

And it brought moisture to the dry ground. Which is all very good.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





From the Heart of the Fire, A Heart — Wednesday, February 3, 2021

We have been clearing the pasture of old and dead tree stumps and branches.

Where we saw a sundog in the early, early morning sky

Shared the farm with the masses and masses of Sandhill Cranes (YAY)

Quail, a large Jack Rabbit (of whom I didn’t get a photo), and mice.

But, one of the neat things the fire gave us

Was a Heart Rock.  So hot I had to lift it carefully, with the rake, and place it in a snowbank to cool down.

A heart from the fire!

How neat is that?!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm


Lightning Strikes, Followed by Thunder, Ending in Deafening Silence, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Grace and her two little sidekicks, Polk and Dottie

Had a terrible disaster

Steal up upon them

Danger stalked Grace and Polk and Dottie sometime on a warm late Autumn day.

With loving memory of an amazing bird and her two little hens.

From my world to your heart,