Nature teaches us lessons. It is a powerful thing to walk along the Bow River’s edge. I observe and learn about so many elements of nature through those observations. I struggle as I watch my beautiful border collie, Max, decline in his abilities and in his health. But then, I step out into the landscape that he and I have enjoyed for so many years together, alone, and I am witness to how the land, water, animals and birds have also changed over these years. I need to be grateful for the journey and for the ever-changing characteristics in all things, even myself. As the years go by, I am grateful for the shifts and the adaptations and the spectacles of my life. I am grateful for my time at the river today. Here are the beauties that allowed me close into their world. I was still and so they moved around me and allowed me to be a witness to a -5 day at the river.
I will share from youngest to oldest…I was engaged by all of them today…a very rare thing.