Author Archives: Barbara K Tyner

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.

The Golden Rule

What are my dreams? Kayaking. Unlimited hugs. What are yours? I have been so encouraged by all of the wonderful giving and generosity I’ve witnessed since the Covid 19 breakout began. So many have stepped up to the plate with … Continue reading

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Fourteen Inches

In a wry twist of humor, nature dumped fourteen inches of heavy, wet snow on Fort Collins, and dropped the morning temperature to 9 degrees. The moisture is wonderful, I will admit, however the many broken branches around the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

Day One of April’s Cold Snap: My daffodils are bent to the ground in a very sad bow to nature. I’m watching the snowflakes drift down. The moisture is welcome, but the freezing temperature is not. I have similarly drifted … Continue reading

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Snow – Again

Well, the trellis/screen is up, and I did it by himself. When I opened the two big boxes (71 lbs), I was hoping for instructions – you know – telling me how to put it together. No such luck. There … Continue reading

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Think

Mother Nature stepped up to the plate with some beautiful weather, warm temps, sunshine, and a tiny breeze, if any at all. Thank You. I couldn’t help myself and took two walks. I finished the flagstone steps in the backyard. … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Rather odd to look out the window, see patches of blue sky in a brightly lit canvas that drew me to the window, only to see snowflakes drifting aimlessly. I could not for the life of me see where they … Continue reading

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Joke 19

Since Covid19 and 2020 played a giant joke on the entire world, I don’t think it is necessary for anyone to play April Fool’s jokes this year. We still have plenty of fools around anyway, all those who ignore the … Continue reading

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Day By Day

Day by Day. I got my sewing machine set up, the ironing table close by. It’s in my plant room. I’ve never tried it there before, but I thought that would be a light and airy place, something new. Why … Continue reading

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Listen

I’m a writer, and writing is one of the things a person can do when physically distancing themselves from others. However, I have no motivation to write right now, either because everything is so bizarre, or because my thoughts are … Continue reading

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Physical Distancing

Keep the humor coming! I’ve read more funny stuff in the last week than all of last year. I’m on another campaign. This time it’s to change the name social distancing to Physical Distancing. We humans need connection. We need … Continue reading

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