All was peaceful on our morning hike today - the wind, Shyla's spirit, and my spirit. You can see from the lighting in these photos that a dark storm hung over the Continental Divide while the sun shined on us. The lighting in our neck of the woods was mysterious and dramatic.
Since Shyla was back to normal today, that is not a concern, thank goodness. I suspect that the whipping wind yesterday was a big factor in her fear yesterday, as several of you suggested.
The bears have stirred this early in the past - but the early risers never come into areas where humans hike until much later in the spring. We haven't seen any bear tracks yet - but I am looking forward to it. Bears are my favorite animals in our forest.
At the end of our hike, Shyla and I both gave thanks for a nice morning spent together. We both love exploring nature - making us a perfect pair!