In more ways than one!
We had the return of the hunters (the ‘good’ ones)
for their last attempt of filling bird bags;
and my merciless time spent cooking.
Five days worth!
I have never been so glad to see a Sunday evening end with only the two of us...
...peace, quiet and alone at last!
No more guns, ammo, camo's or tons of testosterone!
There has been an incessant bout of the "hiccups" with my
old dilapidated computer- which irritates me to no end!
I was attacked with a flu-like bug, invading my whole being.
I never get sick! Not enough to make me slow down or give in.
Could it be from all the stress the Cabela's Men created in my life?
Five weeks worth?
Then there is Cowboy.
He has been day working for that fellow down the road; more.... than not.
That fellow got bucked off his horse so badly, he can do very little on his own.
It is a blessing in disguise for us, as a little extra income helps to lower our stress.
I worry every day Cowboy is gone as the lands that he is riding herd on,
are part of the Palouse River cliffs…..
..the likes of this...which is only a few miles away from us.
It has been so foggy around here, literally!
One can barely see 50 feet in front of you!
Look at these cliffs, picture them all swathed in fog!
Perch yourself on the back a young inexperienced horse,
winding along the narrow trails and ledges in search for cattle,
gather them and move them down to the corrals below...
...a long these same paths!
Can you see why I worry?
Of course, Cowboy had to add to my worries by admitting there are places and moments
...that gives him the feeling of having a few butterflies
fluttering around inside his belly!
He rides alone.
No cell phones, no people in this nowhere land..
just him and his horse in God's country!
And he's content.
Lo and behold!
There are still a few things able to bring joy to my heart!
Here, a few Mums still cling to life with their last breath,
as the Asters in back sag sadly in solemn grace.
Violas continue their blooms in yellows, whites and blues, nestled with baby lavenders.
To my euphoric delight, I find Sweet Williams,
adding a splendid array due to the warmth of this Winter!
These being my favorite, these special flowers whispered to me...
we shall begin our rebirth splaying our beauty for your eyes to enjoy!"
"We will add warmth to your heart and rekindle your spirit!"
"Patience, my dear, Cowboy's Wife! Patience.."
I know from the depth of my soul, that life will once again shimmer & flourish,
thrusting the foggiest days of this past month to the backyard of my memory..
This knowledge, this 'tour' today...renewed my hopes!
I desperately needed the sun to cleanse my mind of the gloomy
~and even foggy~ November days.
As I discovered the treasures of life, wrapping their hues around me..
…I began making room in my life for a wondrous December!