Over the past few months, Shyla has learned my daily rhythms and seems to have learned that I like to snuggle back to sleep when it's raining. When I finally dragged myself out of bed this morning, this beautiful face remained ensconced in toasty covers.
We did eventually head out into a steadily falling rain. I always feel lost about how to get good photos in the darkness of a rainy day. One trick for cheering up a photo is to have Shyla carry a colorful toy.
Ever since the start of this deluge seemingly eons ago, Shyla has been incredibly happy on our mountain bike rides. She keeps me smiling even when my cycling shoes are squishing out water with each pedal stroke. She was especially happy in the section where last night's snow was still sticking to the ground.
The other reason was this, which I'll elaborate on soon.
P.S. I sent a letter to the host of the worst copyright offender whose site I found yesterday. My materials were removed immediately. It is worthwhile to send those "DMCA takedown letters" despite the time it takes.