It's often very cold when Shyla and I start our morning snow bike ride - so cold that our breath turns to steam in the freezing air. This morning at sunrise, Shyla was breathing right into the sunrise rays, and her breath turned gold with a touch of the rainbow! I wasn't sure how to best capture it with my camera but I figured it out eventually.
I'm so thrilled to see Shyla looking and acting like her usual self again. I'm not seeing any of the apathetic behavior that seemed to bog her down last week. She loves sticking her whole head under the snow and then making me laugh when she pops up with her "snow dog" look!
Later that day, we saw a "sun dog", as we started our evening hike. A "sun dog" is a cloud with ice crystals in it that glows with the color of the rainbow when the sunlight hits it. I noticed it because a small flock of geese honked as they passed overhead, just below the sun dog. They were heading north - a hopeful sign for this mountain girl.
And then we saw gorgeous wind-blown clouds at sunset.