My name is Jean McBride and I’m getting to be a “woman of a certain age.” That’s all I’m saying about that. You’ll have to figure out what it means for yourself. And good luck, because I’m still trying to figure it out.

I am a westerner, through and through. I am a Colorado native who was transplanted to Wyoming at the ripe old age of two.

These days I live in northern Colorado where  the sky is so blue it makes your teeth ache, and so wide it just opens your heart.

I’m a writer, a mosaic artist and a family therapist. Talk about making a life out of various pieces! That’s me.

I’m writing this blog because I’ve been whispered at, gently nudged and now shoved into taking a look at life, family, and the inevitable process of aging – all through the lens of nature.

As my journey companions and teachers, I have the pleasure of sharing my life with a personality-plus appaloosa named Bud, and a rather persnickety (some might say crotchety) mare named Miss Pepper. Bud just celebrated his 27th  28th birthday and Pepper turned  28 29 in May.

They have a lot to teach me and maybe you too.