As you can see from the elk photo, we are having a rare gray day in our neck of the woods. We've barely seen the sun today. We're spoiled by around 300 sunny days per year so none of us are used to this endless gray. This morning, Shyla lingered in bed for longer than usual before we headed outside together. Perhaps she sensed my unmotivated state of mind.
To counteract the gray day, I decided to pick out a few recent colorful photos that I haven't shared with you, to bring some brightness into all of our days. I took this photo of Shyla in the forest around sunrise recently. I love the innocent look on her face. There's a vulnerability in her eyes that might have foretold the recent escalation of some of her latent fears. I guess a dog never is a "formerly" fearful dog.
On that same day, I walked around Shyla to try to a photo with the sun for backlight. I love seeing her gold-fringed silhouette in the midst of the forest's pine giants.
On a recent windy day, we had a spectacular sunset, a small perk of high winds. Shyla was atop "Coyote Rock" - a rock where I once saw a coyote standing tall while he surveyed the meadow around him. When I saw Shyla lean over to sniff the rock, I wondered if a coyote had been there recently. That was an incredible sight.