…we remember with deepest gratitude all veterans who have served to protect our freedoms.
Today you are 15 years old (as measured in human terms) but you defy the label “senior dog.” Loving, empathetic, playful, a gourmand, eager to be a friend to all who walk on two legs (but cautious around four-leggeds), you are a true joy boy and a good creature. Thank you for enriching my days in so many ways, and, making me a better human (I’m trying). I love you.
“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Staycation Hike #4, #5, #6: Teapot Hill
Western hemlock, Douglas-fir, bigleaf maple, and western red cedar, their limbs draped in moss, create a lush, green canopy above a forest floor of woody debris, ferns, and other native flora.
A demure teapot:
View from the top:
Staycation hike #3: The Seven Sisters Trail
Staycation hike #2: Bridal Veil Falls
Staycation hike #1: The Vedder River Rotary Trail