I love late summer. Even though I'm not a cold weather person and don't look forward to winter or the long siege of darkness, I do love this time of year, when berries hang fat on the bush and everything is so green and lush and wet from the inevitable rains.
Today I took Beebs for a hike over the Turnagain Arm Trail, close to town but on the edge of the mountains. I love this trail, I don't know why. Something about the mood soothes me, no matter the weather.
|Bear scat! Notice the berry seeds? Guess they've been picking the same berries as we do. Also notice the paw print from the dog, hee, hee.|
Speaking of the dog, Beebs has perked up now that the cooler weather has hit. She's part sled dog and has a thick undercoat, and the poor dear slumped and moped during our month of 70+ degree weather.
|Beebs looking out over Turnagain Arm.|
|Love the thin stripe of sunlight. That was the sum total of our day's allotment of sunshine.|
We passed this mushroom on the way back, isn't it beautiful?
I should be able to run in two to three weeks, which is almost perfect timing since I (stupidly??) promised my agent that my second novel would be on her desk by mid-September. Until then, it's hikes with Beebs and MM, when our schedules match. I'm enjoying the slower pace. I hadn't realized how urgent I become when I run, how focused I am on myself and my own body; how much I miss.
|Beebs, cooling off in the creek at the end of the hike.|
I'm thinking of ordering this book, it's only 99 cents this week. Has anyone read or heard of it?