Sunday, July 5, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monday, June 22, 2020
Why is it when you just get familiar with a given set of procedures that they are changed? It is the same with our shopping in town - it seems when we get familiar with where items are in the store that management decides to change all the isles around. I was able to post blogs having learned all the techniques needed with ease. Now they have changed the format completely and trying to post a blog takes 4 times as long and often something goes wrong in the process and it doesn't get posted and I have to start all over. So until I learn this new format please be patient with me. I can't even find the symbol to line up my margins. Arrrggggg....
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
If anyone knows why the aspen trees are doing this - please advise...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The green aspen leaves and small branches are falling off the aspen trees. When I pick up one of those green leaves that just fell it is dry and brittle. The aspen trees are shedding leaves to survive.
Monday, June 15, 2020
There are presently 4-5 wildfires burning in Colorado and as dry as it is there will be more in all likelihood. Last winter in our part of the state we had 100" less snowfall than average. In the past 60 days we have had less than 1/2" of rain which is very unusual.
Mother nature has a way of telling us just how dry it really is too. The aspen trees are dropping green leaves to cope with the lack of moisture and to survive. The hummingbirds are spending all day at the feeders draining them far more than usual. The ants are way less active and mostly underground. The birds have put off building nests and the wild animals are constantly in search of water. Our lakes and streams are drying up and the lake at the end of our road is almost dry.
Among all the other issues: riots, vandalism, staying home due to Covid 19, we are concerned with wildfire risks. All the area around us has burned so we are less at risk but those outside the burn scar are susceptible to wildfire. I don't believe in the last 23 years I have seen our land so parched and dry. Coupled with the daily high wind (yesterday gusts up to 21+ mph) it is concerning to say the least.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
We had the cysts surgically removed and the incontinence is controlled with Rx. I chose the name Ruby because it is a rare gemstone highly sought due to its rare value. Little did I know just how fitting that name would be to this wonderful girl. She was like a gem in disguise and it has taken her 11 months to allow her character and personality to shine through. Each month was like pealing back a layer until the deep red ruby shined through.
We don't believe she was house broken and was possibly an outdoor dog. She trained herself to potty out back and while she was shy to the point of fearful she has come out of her shell. She now explores rooms in the house she previously avoided. She loves to play with her toys and she plays with Lucy as they chase each other through the house. She loves to explore the back yard. Ruby has let the true gemstone within herself shine through. We knew she was a one of a kind girl but we had to be patient until she in her own way evaluated life here and was able to accept it. She finally did and each day we marvel at how she has adapted and how much she has learned to love her life here.
If there ever was a poster dog for why we should adopt older dogs it is Ruby. What an absolute beautiful personality she has and there is no end to her love for her new family. It took her longer because she is deaf but she has finally shined through and we are so thankful that she is a beautiful "Ruby" gem in our lives. Not often do we ever get to witness such a truly beautiful transition like she has made. Ruby's name fits her perfectly..she is a very rare gem.