Today is "See Beautiful" Friday. I love joining this blog hop that reminds us all to see the beauty that is all around us, if we are open to it.
Although winter can be harsh, it has a unique beauty that I love. The sun is lower in the sky, creating soft golden hues that I adore. And, sometimes, the mountain air is moist overnight, leaving rime ice on all the foliage. It makes our world feel like a magical place.
This morning, the world was so beautiful because of a heavy fog that swept in last night and left frost on everything.
And my Shyla stood in my favorite photography spot, where the sunrise light makes her glow with the mountain world behind her. The Continental Divide was obscured by clouds today but I still love the background. I mentioned earlier this week that Shyla has just recently mustered the courage to stand in this spot. Look how proud she is!
After standing on that perch for me, Shyla played in the frosty world. I knew the frost was fleeting because the sun would melt it fast. Knowing that made our magical playground even more special. Look at Shyla's focus as she danced among the rocks and frost.
I spend my sunrise time with Shyla, and, some days, I get to take both halves of the Labraduo for a sunset hike. I have a favorite part of the forest for this time of year where the last rays of sunset light make the forest into a golden glowing place.
I love seeing R run, with his sister in pursuit. His beautiful brown eyes even stay soft while he runs.
That's how I fight the winter blues - by trying to find the best parts of winter - the incredible beauty of frost, snow, sunrises, sunsets - and, of course, the Labraduo!