Category Archives: At Home

When not traveling in our coach we are at home in Loveland

Poetry: ~Dandelions~

Boulders and Dandelions
Boulders and Dandelions

~Splash of color in a bunch,

early spring appearance.

~Hated, cursed, sprayed with poison,

not to be tolerated, disrupting a manicured environment. 

~Dare you show your presence,

aw, but abundance defies this abuse.

~I think they are beautiful, 

most people don’t agree.

~Struggling to live in nature,

lovely brilliant flower to fun willowy seed.

~I leave them be,

their presence is fine with me.

Pretty little Dandelion
Pretty little Dandelion
Dandelions, Periwinkle and Creek Boulders
Dandelions, Periwinkle and Creek Boulders
Broken
Broken
Aww ~ Sparkling Seed Head
Aw ~ Sparkling Seed Head
A Lovely Dandelion
A Lovely Dandelion

Nature’s Ornaments…..

Nature's Ornaments
Icicles
Melting Snow
Melting Snow
Afternoon Shadows
Afternoon Shadows

A lovely day today in northern Colorado! The second snow storm has finally stopped, leaving an accumulation of five inches or so. It is beautiful and will soon disappear.

The warmer mid-day temperatures begin to melt the snow laying on the broad branches of the Blue Spruce, Austrian pines and other trees in my yard. The melting snow along with lower afternoon temperatures creates icicles that hang from the tips of the tree branches. It appears as if someone decided to decorate the trees with ornaments. I don’t recall seeing such an occurrence – nature has created a delightful site!

I continue to place bird seed out for the birds. Their frantic searching for food is evidence that these early spring snow storms and freezing temperatures have caught them off guard. The American Robins seem to have moved on, possibly because they have eaten all the berries in my juniper trees! The 30+ Dark-eyed Juncos are still here enjoying the full bird feeders.

Dark-eyed Junco ~Gray-headed~ This photo was taken a few weeks back as we were traveling through New Mexico.
Dark-eyed Junco ~Gray-headed~
This photo was taken a few weeks back as we were traveling through New Mexico.

Other visitors to the feeders have included: Chipping Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Townsend’s Solitaires, Black-capped Chickadees, Scrub-Jays, Morning Doves and Ring-necked Doves.

A simple pastime – gazing out the windows of the house, observing the wonders of nature, leaves moments of joy.

Let It Snow!…..

Looking for Berries
Looking for Berries
Baby
Baby

Here is Loveland, Colorado we are experiencing our second snow storm within a week. Last week it snowed for three days straight leaving us with an accumulation of two feet. This storm, which started mid-morning, will have accumulations of 4 to 6 inches continuing over night.

During the storm last week I found two frozen Mountain Blue Birds. I think they were migrating through Loveland to higher elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park and sorry to say got caught in this usual spring weather. It left me feeling very sad.

We have several juniper trees that produce berries and the Robins and Townsend’s Solitaire are enjoying them during these snow storms!

We have always made a conscience effort to plant trees, scrubs and flowers in our yard that produce food for wildlife and it has always paid us back with many colorful creature visits!

Snow-N-Berries!
Found a few Red Berries!