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Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun on Another Rainy Day!

Yet again, we awoke to the sound of rain on the metal roof. That sound is powerfully sleep-inducing for me. In my sleepy haze, I wonder: why get up?

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.
She seemed to say, "You go ahead and have breakfast. I'll just wait here until you're ready to go outside". Have I mentioned recently that I love this girl more every day?

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.
I was happy that we eventually got outside, despite my reticence about going out in the rain. One reason was that I always feel happier after a mountain bike ride, no matter what the weather!

The other reason was this, which I'll elaborate on soon.
I'm sure that some of you remember that I am overjoyed when I see trail camera photos of the first bear of the year. And, this beautiful bear danced at the tree that's just behind her. I'll share that 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.


  1. My girls do the same thing when we have to get up really early! Shyla is just too cute! That's so awesome that she doesn't mind running around in the rain!

    That bear is so cute! I can't wait to see more.

    Also, I'm really glad the other site took your things down! That's awesome!

  2. What a sweet face to wake up to.

  3. Shyla is pretty and bright too!

  4. I can just hear Ciara and Lightning saying - see, Mom, we need to get to sleep right next to you, just like Shyla:)

    Happy weekend, hopefully a drier one.

  5. Shyla is even wearing her 'bedroom eyes!'

  6. Sweet Shyla sleeping, I wouldn't want to get out of bed either.
    Oh goodness, the bears are awake too.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    xo Cinnamon

  7. You always have the greatest action shots.

  8. Us little dogs would have stayed in bed all day

  9. The colorful toy works just fine
    Lily & Edward

  10. definatley worth waking up and getting out of bed. cant wait to see more on the bear

  11. Crikey ..... I sure hope my Mum loves me more each day too cause some days I'm a right pain in the neck. Shyla sure looks cute when she's sleepy, aye?? Can't wait to see more of the bears.

  12. Shyla looks so sweet and happy all snuggled up, but I can tell that she comes alive outside!

    Anne and Sasha

  13. Even your rain photos are just beautiful! I love Shyla's cute sleepy face!

  14. Hari OM
    Congrats on the prompt downtake...

    aaawwwwwwww Shyla, heart melter... YAX xx

  15. You at you sunk into those warm comfy covers, Shyla. You are just too much☺

  16. Can't wait to hear about the bear! I don't blame Shyla for snuggling in...I would too.

  17. How do you keep your camera safe and dry?

  18. How interesting the pawsition of Shyla's paws as she jumps over that log! Glad your stolen stuff got taken down!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. You are just too cute gurl!! Oh, and I would loves to have that ring ~ loves the color!
    That bear is huge! Okays, huge to MOI, since I'm not that tall, butts wows! What a good lookin' fella/gal!
    Ruby ♥

  20. I love that picture of the snuggly Shyla! And I was wondering who would be the first to see bear this year, you or me...well, it's you! :)

  21. And yes we know you love that Shyla girl more and more every day!
    She is smart to stay toasty in the covers!

  22. Just love the sleepy picture of Shyla!!


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