For now, it is springtime. Bears are roaming our forests, hummingbirds are buzzing high overhead, and the Pasqueflowers are opening up to the sunshine.
Shyla and I were out early, with me riding atop the crust of the snow in the sub-freezing temperatures of the very early morning. Amazingly, in sunny spots, the snow has already completely melted down to dirt. In the forest, however, there is still deep snow.
We saw the sun rise, and it cast a reddish light on Shyla.
And, we loved each other's company.
After our ride, I spent some time training the black cracker dog. This photo shows R's serene side.
And sometimes he barks when he's not waving out of pure joy for life!
I think that R will be back to running and romping pretty soon. I've been stretching his elbow through its range of motion a couple of times every day, and we're giving him regular glucosamine injections. We haven't seen him limp in a whole week. Good news!