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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Smoke is hanging heavily over our area, as we all hope for progress against the fires that are burning around the state.
It's still hot here with about zero percent humidity, so I gently showered Shyla with some water during our mountain bike ride. I don't think that she liked me doing it... she's still in a fearful phase. I wish that I could understand what triggered her to go into this phase. For now, all that I can do is wait and hope that she refinds her confidence.
In the meantime, we keep romping in the forest together. The heavy spring snows and rains led into an incredible wildlflower season. I am awed as I travel through our meadows, aspen groves, and pine forests. I'm thrilled to be sharing it with Shyla for the first time.
Believe it or not, I saw my first blooming columbine yesterday, about 2 weeks early. Based on how many buds are covering the columbine plants in the aspen groves, I predict that the bloom is going to be incredible. This gem was glorious.
It's summertime, gloriously beautiful but always tinged with the worry of wildfires. I wish it would rain!