I've noticed that, whenever I am not feeling 100% good, I take a break in Shyla's and my morning mountain bike ride to play retrieving games with Shyla. We both have so much fun. The happiness takes the edge off the head pain. Generally, I've been much better since changing my whole routine about 10 days ago but I have a small migraine today (compared to past ones).
I think that playing with Shyla simply makes me happier, regardless of how my body feels. I love this girl.
Well, today, I saw the most miraculous thing. Two Pasqueflowers have sprouted right in front of where K and I always sat. I almost fell off my bike in surprise. They weren't there back when K was alive. I think they're new this year. I wonder if she carried a seed or two, caught in her fur, that then fell into the soil here and have sprouted into beautiful flowers.
In any case, it felt like a memorial to one of my fondest memories of K. I know that the photo doesn't look like much - but it's our sitting-spot on the log and there are the Pasqueflowers in front of it!
Near that same trail, I'd noticed that a new deer leg had appeared on the trail. So, I went to check the trail camera posted near there. Voila!
Despite the awesome presence of this creature, the best part of my day was seeing the two memorial Pasqueflowers. I watered them with my drinking water, and I hope they thrive for many years!