Thank you for your sensitive, helpful, and caring comments yesterday. I can't find the words to let you know how amazed I am that so many people I only know from blogging (with a couple of exceptions) would take the time to comment and make me feel so much better. Thank you so much.
On a more cheerful note:
This morning I had to go to the mailbox. The mail has been piling up in there since my husband left. Maybe you would like to come along?
The rabbitbrush is getting in full bloom, cheering up our sand-colored fields with bright yellow flowers.
Pretty clouds gathering around the mountains to the north-west.
Ravens taking to the sky as they saw me come.
A field full of mustard tumble weeds. They should start to fly around soon, spreading their seeds in the wind.
The creek bed. I have only seen water in it a couple of times after some really big rain storms.
A tiny lizard on the lowest and closest rock. I doubt that you can see it. Not much more than a speck.
Mountains in the morning mist.
I'm shooting into the sun here and I couldn't decide which picture I liked best, so I'm posting both views of the mountains that border the canyon to the east.
Arriving at the mailboxes, where I find, much to my delight, two magazines with the rest of the mail.
The road home.
On the way home.
Close-up of a rabbitbrush in full bloom.
My husband is coming up tomorrow to take me to the doctor, so I'm skipping my Tuesday and Wednesday's features and will be back as soon as I can. I just wanted to leave on a happier note than yesterday's.
Take care and have a great week!