Sunday, January 26, 2014

Randomness While Waiting On The Robins

Plucking strings on my Dad's old guitar. Ol' Kay was given to me when his hands hurt and he felt he could no longer play it. Soon after that, he found himself with a brand new guitar! Guitar Whitey is on the back porch singing the blues. And that ain't bad.

Sherpa and Skye found the best spot in the house. The sun spot.
I like to keep a big stack of books around, a variety pile. My mood is ever changing. I have to say, my favorite one of these is THE MEADOW by James Galvin. My dear friend Nikki gave it to me. She knows exactly what I like. The story takes place in the arid mountains that border Colorado and Wyoming. (So, naturally I'm hooked). It's a story about Lyle and App and Clara and Ray and ranching life. It's a contemplation and a study on an old meadow, paying close attention to the weather, the wild animals that visit, the isolation and this land that takes hold of them. We learn the history of the meadow, of the people before them 100 years ago, of the harsh reality and struggles of living so far away from everything. The sky, the tall prairie grasses, the horses they ride, the deer they see while checking on the irrigation. The ones who live there and would never think of leaving. It's a story of intimacy and passion and wild remoteness. Galvin has written a beautiful book.
If you've not seen this exclusive Showtime special, you are missing out. It will lift your spirit with song. It's the best!

I've been scrambling around here.
And here.
And planning a trip to there. ^^ Chaco canyon. And I can't wait.
But for now, I like to just sit and stare at the sky.

And wait for the Robins to come.

 

15 comments:

  1. Hi Sweet sista of the skies...love you...visitin' your ole blog so I can feel you!! Take good care until we meet again...in the sun!!! Desert Cat

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    1. Hey bestie.
      You figured out the letter jumble!!! Hahaha!
      Gosh, I miss you terribly. The laughing out loud!
      See you soon, under sunny skies, my favorite desert girl. xxoo

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  2. We're meeting up in Chaco Canyon, sister! :) :)
    I saw a robin the other day while walking the dogs. I wondered if it was lost!
    Love those canyon shots. Is there evidence of early native americans or old homesteads around there? I love that kind of thing. Makes one feel closer to the land and the people that walked there before us.
    xx

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    1. Yes, I'm sure there are arrowheads and ancient things buried around there. I live in dinosaur country! I will look into scouting it out. Just for you.
      And yes! When it gets closer to the date, I'll give you a heads up and you can meet me at my campsite! The month will be May. x

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  3. "The Meadow" and "The Outermost House" are two of my very favorite books! I also enjoyed "Bird Cloud". "The Diary of Frida Khalo" should be fascinating! Thanks for sharing your reading pile. We're waiting for the robins here, too, but it's gonna be awhile...

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    1. Well, I know. Spring is farther away than I'd like to believe. But, you've got those white tails out your window and snow capped mountains to stare at in the meantime! Winter time is gorgeous, at your house! ;)

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  4. Love your scrambles and tower of reads, beautiful prairie sister!
    Dreaming and strumming too.

    xo!

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    1. Biding my time till tank top and flipflop weather permits. You know.

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  5. Those are some beautifully scenic pictures! And I love that picture of Sherpa and Skye :)

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    1. Hi Keith! Those two fur babies are the sunshine of my life.

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  6. What adventures it looks like you are having!!! Love the photos of you with your guitar! Chaco is indeed amazing, I went many, many years ago (in another life), but would love to visit again!
    xo

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    1. Oh Britt, I'm not surprised you were taken to these sacred grounds, way back when. Your hippie parents taught you well! ;)

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  7. Geweldig wat een prachtig gebied ,ik kan mij voorstellen dat je niet kan wachten om het te beklimmen.

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    1. welkom! I appreciate your comment, and I'm sure you say nice things.
      I'm going to try to learn a shortcut to Dutch so I can respond more graciously!

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  8. #1 Can we trade hair? For a day? Long straight brown (ahem.. w/ gray) for your goddess locks?
    #2 Looks like some amazing rock climbing there!
    #3 My favorite horse (before my Chica) was named Chaco. Special name. Special Place.
    love.

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