That balance between time spent at the computer and time spent doing other things, like getting a good dose of fresh air and exercise has been a bit off balance for me lately. So when the opportunity to go on a hike with a friend came up, I was in.
Horth Hill, here I come!
The moment I pulled into the parking lot I was in awe of the gorgeous fall colours. Are they more vibrant this year? I don't know. Maybe because it's been raining, everything just looked super fresh and extra vibrant.
Then Jill arrived with her OWL crew (Ollie, Wilson + Luke) - 3 Weims who are all about outdoor fun and adventure! I've known Ollie and Luke since they were wee pups and met Wilson as a young'un. Wilson came into their family as a medical foster after suffering a broken pelvis and other injuries after being hit by a car at 5 months old. And surprise, surprise, he never left! He's all healed up and keeps pace with his brothers no problem. All three have been to my studio for photos, but this was the first time I got to see them let loose and release the zoomies!
It was magical.
Up trails and down hills
and me catching my breath
admiring vistas, fungi and a no-eyed dog
photo ops (and outtakes)
for one who led his own expedition into the woods
and dogs on a log
amidst the canopy
and through conversation
and by the end, the crew could've done it all again... and again.
p.s. our route looks like a boot kicking a plastic shopping bag.