This past week, I’ve been far more open and revealing than normal with my posts about introversion and empathy.
That’s not easy. Although, I admit that once both pieces were posted, I slept better.
For balance, I made sure my dogs and I got plenty of time in nature, walking in the valley or running in the forest.
It’s shoulder season here in Idaho’s central mountains – some days autumn, other days winter because nature is messing with us – which for me, at least, makes finding routes and deciding what to wear a bit challenging. My dogs, however, are always all in and never worry about wardrobe. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
Some soothing scenes from the past week, helping me keep things in perspective…
Life is good. Always challenging, intriguing, puzzling, mystifying, frustrating, enlightening…. If you pay attention, though, it’s always changing and never boring.
Feature photo: fall colors in the forest October 18th, including tamaracks (larch trees) turning color among the evergreen pines and firs in the distance.
I delight in exploring the national forest near my Idaho home on foot, whether trail running, hiking, or xc skiing, with my two dogs by my side, taking photos of nature and wildlife. An author and freelance writer, I love observing and writing about the natural world, and dogs, and am a long-time contributing editor at Bark magazine. I used to practice law for a living. I much prefer the writing life.
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