Today was an anniversary. I had my neck fusion surgery one year ago, and K got out of the hospital after intestinal blockage surgery on that same day. I must say that today was much more fun than our day one year ago. It seemed to me like an occasion for celebration.
K and I took an extra long hike this morning, and she was giddy with puppy-like energy. She rolled in the snow with abandon.
While we investigated the lion tracks, K was leashed. She was a happy dog when we left those tracks behind and she could run again! She kicked up her heels sending snow crystals flying into the air.
After our hike, I headed out on the snowbike, making new tracks on a favorite winter route.
Deeper in the woods, I spotted a young mule deer buck who thought that he was invisible in the pine trees.
In our clearing, I saw one last beautiful being, a White Breasted Nuthatch perched in a pine tree, chirping insistently.