In the early days of "mud season" in the Vail Valley, you can still slog your way through the sticky clay mud at the bottom of a trail and make your way onto the slushy snowpack.
There is something magical about hiking in the deep snow with bare shoulders.
It's one of my favorite times of year...but here in Colorado there are a lot of times of year to love ;)
Thowing sticks with Mathilda.
Pausing to contemplate in a favorite spot.
Q ensconced in her favorite spot, lounging in the sun motes on the couch in the condo!