So, orange has been the theme color for the week as we all try to be super visible in the forest. Shyla wears an orange vest whenever she's outside, and she even retrieves bright orange objects. In this case - a hat!
We played a retrieving game atop Hug Hill when the lighting was sublime. I love when Hug Hill is sunlit but the Divide is in the shade. We are working on having Shyla retrieve one of two toys, and I tell her which one with a "left" or "right" verbal cue.
We are having some warm autumn days - perhaps the last ones. I am typing this on my deck. It was 60° earlier and now it's 50° (my lower limit for deck time)!
I cherish these days all the more knowing that winter is almost here. I also cherish the flashes of color in our landscape, like this wild geranium leaf glowing in the sunshine.