Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cloud Beings . . . .

 The cloud beings were wildly active this afternoon. We had a snow storm front pass somewhat north of here and now on the back of it the clouds are dancing wildly in the frisky wind. The warm artic parka feels good today.
 Clouds over the saddle, as the sun travels to it's western home the clouds hasten towards the East.
 Life slightly blurred. Soft pastels fill the sky as the sun sinks farther .
The last sigh of light brilliantly reflected off the clouds. The bare larches stand outlined on the horizon.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Sunrise on the saddle
Sunrise on the saddle above the house this morning .Recently I have been going to work early so I have missed the sunrise that occurs about 8 AM. I love the snow pack and the subtle pinks as the sun peeks over the mountains. I am on a mission this morning to go to the trash area. I could get trash pick up but that is an additional charge. So every now and then I make the trek to the green cans.
Sunrise over the Foothills
Driving down the road by the state hatchery. The sun is rising over the Foothills. A welcome site as we have
had days of cloudy weather. We had a cold stretch for two weeks then today it was 50 degrees. The snow melted , the ice disappeared.  With the snow gone you can see the good earth. The wonderful loam is one of the things I am grateful for. I finished planting my last tree tonight. I am really thankful to be done with the year's planting projects.

After leaving the green cans I took a back road to work. As I drove through the wheat fields there were geese flying towards me. These geese were leisurely flying this morning looking for a place to put down.
In flight
They flew closer and their honking filled the morning air. The geese are so strong and so full of purpose. I
can't imagine their brains are very big however they get a lot of bang for the buck.

The geese carry on towards the sunrise. I am grateful for a slow drive to work this morning. Additionally I am grateful for my long term friends, close family ,and my healthy children as well as their children. A full life . A good morning with geese honking in the distance.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Silent Sunday

Snowing for the last 24 hours

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heart Sister

Katie with her family
If we are lucky on the rocky road of life we will be honored to find our Heart Sisters. These are special people who gift us with a bond, who accept us with all their heart unconditionally. They encourage you , and hold your hand when the bottom falls out. Literally they are there through thick and thin. I have been lucky to find several of my Heart sisters on this present journey.  Today I say good bye to one . I will miss you Katie. Thank you for 24 years of friendship . You were a devoted mother and a steadfast friend. You have run the good race. The words of  e e cummings say it all.

I carry your heart with me by e e cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Twinkling lights

Twinkle lights on the front porch, cheerful reminders that I am home.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

wordless wednesday

Full moon over the Foothills

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cellular Memory

Familiar cows on the way home
Snow finally made it to the Valley floor last night. A reluctant rain shower that started late about 9 PM and turned to wet snow. Enough to decorate the evergreens but not enough to complicate the roads and driving. The low clouds obscured the Foothills.I set out for an early morning visit to the vet to fluff and puff the dogs for their yearly check up . Later while out in the yard finishing the "warm weather " chores I heard geese coming from the north.The sky was still thick with clouds so it was a while before the familiar V formation came into view. Several stragglers were calling out and catching up to the main flock. There is something in my cellular memory that gives me literally goose skin when I hear their call. There is so much purpose to their communications. So much purpose to their lives as they strive to become part of the formation flying south.  Quiet day ahead with bringing in the herb garden . We expect 15 degrees so I don't think the herbs would do well from here on out. For now a pot of chai tea to warm the bones.
start of the winter wood stack