We seem to be settling in at a new plateau in terms of K's cancer. K seems happy with her life right now so I'm happy too. She and R joined me for a sunset hike yesterday and looked resplendent in the rays of setting sun and the vivid green aspen grove.
Later today, after hiking with the Labraduo, I went for a bike ride by myself. For most of the ride, I had views to the south. Then, I crossed a ridge and look what I saw. I freaked out and called home in a panic. The Runner told me that we weren't in any danger from this wildfire because it was pretty far away. To me, it looked like it was just on the other side of the ridge to the north of our house.
Please do a rain dance for us. This drought is scary.
To end on a happier note, can you believe that our wild Columbines are blooming almost a month early due to the record warm temperatures here? Such delicate beauty...