I have to say, around this time of the winter I start longing for spring flowers, warm breezes, and swimming holes. But the frigid temperatures are no excuse to stay inside, and this season has its joy and beauty if only you seek it out.
One of those joys is bringing the dogs for a hike along an icy stream, like the Difficult Run trail near Great Falls,
throwing a stick onto the ice-covered waterway to get both dogs out there,
and watching the fun as they stop short, thinking that stick is right THERE, within their grasp,
and then proceed to slide all over the place,
paws going every which way.
Is it wrong that I find that so enjoyable?