K and I hiked through more fresh snow this morning, expecting to find many animals tracks but instead finding few. A pair of coyotes had made a beeline across the the meadow from one forested edge to the other. Deer, weasels, squirrels and rabbits foraged and hunted around the meadow edges.
Fresh snow stuck to vertical rockfaces.As K and I hiked up to a snowy, cold, and windy hill, I spotted an indisputable sign of spring - a willow bud opening. I marveled over it, completely entranced by a bursting bud surrounded by a world of fresh snow.
Then, I looked up, and my special friend sat on guard, covering my back while I noticed every detail of the bush, including numerous nibbled branches.What a partnership K and I have. And, we have R to keep us from being too serious about life.
So passed another healing, strengthening, and content day with my canines.
Ending with a sublime sunset.