I am so thankful for early mornings, Shyla, and my camera. When the sun first kisses Shyla's face, it's a sight to behold.
Often it's painfully cold with the wind whipping the snow around but Shyla's enthusiasm makes me smile. She is so expressive with her voice and her body language. Trying to capture her spirit with my camera is fun.
For me, it takes some effort to stay happy in the winter because I tend to have trouble with the short days of winter. One of the efforts that is always worth it is being outside with Shyla at sunrise, and I am thankful for that.