Monday, August 31, 2015

Weather Changing Ever So Slightly



I know it's getting towards fall, when
the ORB spider appears -
and yesterday with the fog and dew
the webs were obvious
ALL OVER the farmstead.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Travels ~ and Photo Editing



Just returned from an 8 day RV trip to Colorado..
One of our favorite areas - Gunnison Country.
It has high desert mixed with alpine environs and small town quaintness - it hasn't changed much in 30 - 40 years, except for the population being a little larger.  The people are nice and genuinely friendly (a place where you would want to raise kids!) - laid back - no BIG CITY influences.  There are more tourists these days, but that is because Gunnison and the surrounding areas have such a large offering of outdoor recreation activities. What draws us to this area?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Where There's Rain, There's Alot of Water

Duh...last time I posted on my blog about this - was in 2011.  
We had about 3 1/2 inches of rain overnight on that occasion. 
Yesterday and last night, we had over 5 inches of rain.  
To a usually dry place, which is in a drought, this is so out of the ordinary 
and often brings some added tasks after the fact - 
on clean up and mending things. 
 Here is the little trickle of a creek at it's best,
 after a rain like this.




Just replaced some ceiling tiles in the studio last weekend,
that gather some roof leaking from time to time,
DH said those NEW tiles are ruined and
one is about to come down..so out to
the studio to remedy that one 
and prepare for more 
as there is more rain in the forecast for
the next three days.

From rags to riches...
a wheat field on the road above us
in elevation has not been planted 
with wheat yet, We now have
lots of the enriched field earth
in our waterway!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Watercolor Painting of a Cat

While hubsters and I work in the studio this weekend, I am doing
reorganizing, discardia and painting -