Shyla is my guardian. Although I rarely show them here, I have been taking a lot of photographs that are not of dogs. I know - shocking!
This is a favorite view along our route - it gives a glimpse of the Divide off in the distance. It is replete with wildlife so it pays to stay alert here.
Shyla always has her eye on me. I don't even need to ask her to do it. Here, she sat like a guard next to my backpack while I took photos.
After passing through that meadow, we usually return to the forest, where the pine bark glows in the early morning sunshine.
I do love the beauty of the forest but none of it would mean as much without Shyla by my side.