Archive for November 2016

The Day of Two Rainbows   1 comment

A couple of weeks ago, we actually had some rain.  Not much — I think it was .05 — but it was rain, and we were grateful.

We also had something quite unusual; two rainbows.  One in the east, in the morning . . . I was at Barnes and Noble, by the way.


Then a more usual one in the west, in the late afternoon.


The first one was complete, but pale.  The second was partial, but brilliant.  Between them, they might have made one really good rainbow.

Even withough the rainbow, the dark clouds and golden light made for a beautiful afternoon.


We’ll hope for another one, soon.


Posted November 18, 2016 by stablewoman in Uncategorized

And Yet Again . . .   Leave a comment

Yes, we had another ambulance a couple of days ago.  And fire trucks.

In fact, it started off with a fire truck.  Grandson Bruce had just left, and poked his head back in the door to tell us that a fire truck was coming down the road, lights flashing.  Billy and I looked at each other, just to be sure we were all right, then I headed out to see what was going on.



People were arriving from all over the ranch, most of them worried that the ambulance was there for Billy.  When I ran them down, though, they were just looking for a way down into the river.  Someone had called 911 from down there, and it’s always difficult to get a rescue crew through the sand and (maybe) water.

Eventually, they got the ambulance up onto the levee, and got the person in distress out.  We never heard just who it was or what happened, but we often never do.  If it’s not one of our boarders, it’s not really our business.  It’s a relief when it’s not.  Our business, that is.

Sister Sally has been visiting from St. Louis, but she’s over on the coast visiting our brothers right now.  When she gets back, we’ll continue our visit.  We’re planning to drive around Bakersfield just to see how much it’s changed since she moved away.  It doesn’t seem all that different to me, so it’ll be fun seeing it through fresh eyes.

Posted November 12, 2016 by stablewoman in Around the Ranch

Burnout!   5 comments

I haven’t posted for a long time.  This is not due to disaster, but simply to burnout.  I used to be disappointed when favorite blogs or sites quit posting, but I understand it more now.  There comes a time when the brain just goes blank, and thinking of something new to say is just Too Hard.

I think I can get back to the blog now, though perhaps not as often as in the past.  It’s not as though there wasn’t plenty to write about.  The last post was about the boarder who suffered a seizure; she’s fine now, and has been back out several times.  The boarder who had the bad fall and tore an artery in her knee is progressing slowly, but she’s getting there.  It’s still going to be a while before she’s back, though.

We haven’t had any more horse wrecks, fires, car wrecks, or criminal activity.  (Can you hear the sound of me knocking on wood?)  Granddaughter Christina is taking accounting courses, and is already beginning to help with the ranch books.  Granddaughter Sarah has moved to Nevada, and is sending me beautiful pictures of the ranch she’s living on.  I’ll try to get some of those posted.

And speaking of beautiful pictures . . . here’s a late-blooming daylily.  Doesn’t it almost glow?




Posted November 7, 2016 by stablewoman in Uncategorized