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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Serene Sunday

A pretty sunset yesterday evening told us that another storm was moving our way.
I pushed that out of my mind and enjoyed it despite the freezing wind blowing off the mountains.
This morning dawned cloudy and the air felt full of snow.
However, while Shyla and I were out on the trails, the clouds opened up a few times and let the sun shine on us. One of the things that I worked on with Shyla from Day One was sitting at a distance (a useful skill when a dog is off-leash). In this photo, I saw the sunshine, and I asked her to sit.
This was another flash of sunshine, about a half hour later. I love sunshine!
Later, I rode my bike solo on snow-covered trails that rarely attract hunters. Some of the trails were like gold and red carpets of aspen leaves.
Then, it started to snow, and each flake melted when it hit an aspen leaf. Now the trails were glittering carpets of aspen leaves.
My motto for the day was "seize the sunshine". I'm glad I did because now it's snowing hard, again. The Duo will enjoy their evening hike because they adore snow!


  1. Such beautiful pictures KB! That one of Shyla (that looks B&W) is AMAZING!! We're glad to see her wearing her orange vest.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

    Mommy said thank you for all your kind words. As we know, life sometimes is tough.

  2. We had a cool but sunny day here, so we seized the sunshine as rain is in our forecast all week! Hope you get some more sunshine.

  3. I love your weather- you get a little of this and that- and it must be like getting surprises!

  4. Seize the sunshine sounds like a perfect motto. I was thinking of you today. Momma had the front door open and I don't usually take sun baths but I walked over and laid down in the sun.

  5. Great motto!

    XXXOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Those are some wonderful pictures. We seized the sunshine today :)

  7. Sending you some of our sunny 90 degree days (which cool of to 50 degree nights.) My favorite time of year...

  8. Such beauty, as usual! I couldn't live with more than one or two cloudy days every few weeks. I'm a Florida girl and NEED my sunlight!

    Nola's Mom

  9. Love that motto. MOM and I did a lot of seizing the sunshine this weekend. It was wonderful.

  10. Living where we do we have to "Seize the Sunshine" too. There are many more cloudy days than sunny ones so we take advantage of any sun. Love the picture of Shyla running towards the camera.


  11. Seizing the sunshine sounds like the perfect motto! Shyla looks glorious in it!

  12. What gorgeous pictures - every single one of them, KB!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Very pretty indeed! Thanks for the well wishes, I appreciate them!

  14. My momma continues, each and every one of your posts, to be awed by your gorgeous pictures!

  15. You are so poetic in the way you describe what you see! It really adds to your photos.

  16. You know how happy some pups here would be with snow - but I can wait:)

    Phantom thanks you for your many compliments - we got him started on adequan shots so hopefully we will see some improvement soon.

  17. Lovely Pictures!!
    Great view on the have a great nature by your home!

  18. Hi Y'all!

    More beauty from your world...

    They say winter will come here to the deep south this coming weekend. Not a good thing in my Human's book, but great for guys like me with big coats!

    Y'all come by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  19. "Seize the Sunshine" how delightful an expression and again captured beautifully in your amazing photo's.

  20. Such beautiful photos, as always! I continue to be so impressed with your dedication to training and how much it has benefited Shyla. She has come a long way!

    Susan and Wrigs


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