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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A Colorado Bluebird Day
Shyla and I were out at sunrise in the sunshine, frigid cold, and new snow.
I was determined to make it a better day than yesterday. Some things are beyond my control but my attitude is within my control.
Shyla kept moving, trying to stay warm. It was 5°F, according to my thermometer.
She paused briefly to survey our kingdom.
On days like today, there is no better perch than K's Rock for observing the beauty. Shyla hopped up on it, and then meticulously sniffed the boulder that K touched so many times in her life. I wondered if the scent of K lingered. If not her scent, K's spirit certainly inhabits this spot.
The early morning was mostly calm, except for a few brief bursts of wind. During the wind bursts, the fresh snow was so light and fluffy that it flew through the air, creating a ground blizzard. Someone doesn't look too happy with it. Fortunately, it was very brief.
Despite the few bursts of wind, we had such a good time together that I managed to beat back the blues that gripped me yesterday, after some unwelcome news that the musculature around my "bad" shoulder is atrophying (i.e., wasting away) very fast. I don't know what it means yet - but it deeply scares me. However, it's not impeding my ability to get out and enjoy our world, as long as I ignore the pain. So, that's what I plan to keep on doing!
This was a day that I would've hated to miss - a classic Colorado bluebird day. Do you see Shyla waiting for me in the next photo?
I'll follow Shyla's lead in trying to seek the best in life.