As usual I braved the pain and took Stitch and Tula the terrible for a long walk this morning. How they love it. We had some recent scant moisture and I needed to sit frequently (because I do) but they told me WHERE today because they found areas they needed to dig in frantically.
I love dogs.
It’s fall here and temperatures are dropping so I don’t need to worry about shade for the three of us on every sit down. We mostly stick to the same path I have developed with shade for summer and sun for winter and rocks to sit all year round.
There is a stretch with little shade and a tree that is a favorite of mine. Junipers are rarely huge thick trunks with a round lollipop top. Did I say rarely? Ok, never. It was unique. Today when I walked through someone had chain sawed it down for firewood. And many other trees in that area. It was theft. It wasn’t their land.
I will miss that tree. When summer returns I will miss it even more. I have some heart for the situation because so many here are so poor. I will still mourn that beautiful tree.