Spring is here, for the moment. Warm air, hot sun, and flowers starting to bloom.
K and I mountain biked up to Hug Hill this morning. It was about 30 degrees when we started and over 50 degrees an hour later. K loves the cool part of the day and romps speedily around me as I ride my bike.
Her energy and joy were undeniable this morning. From a distance, it is impossible to tell that she's sick. It's only when I look her over closely that I see the toll that cancer is taking on her.
Our forests still contain huge snow piles, and K visits each one. She lies in the snow, wriggles on her back in the snow, and even eats snow cones.
I made sure to pause with my girl this morning, to give thanks for this day together.
Spring is my favorite season. I love watching the world come back to life. I watch every little detail including flowers, elk, mountain lions, bears, and even the catkins on willows. I'm trying very hard to focus on these wonderful signs of life and keep my mind off of the darker side of life.
Tomorrow, we will learn more about how K's cancer is progressing. She'll have x-rays to check her lungs, and we'll find out if the latest chemotherapy seems to have slowed the evil C at all. If it has actually slowed or stabilized the spreading cancer, K will have another round of chemotherapy. You can probably imagine how heavily the specter of tomorrow is weighing on me today. Maybe it will be good news - that would be a nice change of pace.
It's almost impossible for me to believe that K is so sick because she glows with joy and beauty when she's outdoors with us.
I live at 8200' in the Front Range of Colorado. I love exploring nature
in the mountains while riding my mountain bike and romping with my
two Labradors. Photography is another passion, including both "normal" photography and trail camera photography of wildlife.
My two dogs are Shyla, a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab, and R, a 7-year-old Black Lab.