Winter had truly taken hold this morning. It was 24°F with snow all around us.
As Shyla stays frozen in place, she pins her eyes on me. I go over and put one hand on her to give her reassurance. We stay in this position until the pack moves along. I've never been a "rock" for a dog as much as I am for Shyla. I wish that she didn't get scared but I do love the feeling that I am a source of strength for her.
After we resumed riding, the sun started to warm up and the wind kicked in. I quickly captured a few photos of the aspen leaves and snow, before it all came tumbling down.
Everything around us changes so quickly that it's worth stopping to appreciate the beauty now.