I find that seeing the beauty in the world around me is a choice. I can wake up and say "ugh, it's snowing" or I can notice how the new snow renders the world fluffy white, which is beautiful! I sometimes need help remembering to see beautiful, and Shyla plays that role perfectly.
As we started our fat bike ride this morning, The snow was falling in big fat perfect snowflakes! I captured a few perfect flakes stuck to an old leaf and a branch.
The snow was so light and powdery that it barely slowed me down. It
definitely didn't slow Shyla! She has the "See Beautiful" state of mind
She even mustered the confidence to sit next to my beloved Meriwether fat bike for a photo. However, you can probably tell from her posture that she was ready to flee at the slightest provocation. She trusts my Meriwether when I'm on it but not when it's propped by itself.
As we climbed up higher toward Hug Hill, the snow got deeper. We stopped to play for a bit, and Shyla bounded up and out of the deep snow like a porpoise jumping out of the ocean.
We had so much fun! I giggled, and Shyla played like a puppy.
And now Shyla is snuggled into a warm bed, having sweet dreams while I write this post next to a cozy fire.