Aki slept in too long this morning and we missed the morning light. Now, with the sun high over the mountain meadow, there is no reason to point the camera at the surrounding mountains or trees. We did see a deer grazing along side the road on the way here but only a robin show themselves on the meadow. The bird makes a languid attempt to lure Aki into a chase but the little dog ignores it. When did she become board with the chase game?
There is beauty here but you have to look low for it—where water bugs dash between Lilly pads, Labrador tea flowers, and the petals of cloud berry pants relax in the sun. It is a time to enjoy shapes and light, like that penetrating through a skunk cabbage’s skin and turning the dew drops that cling to horsetails into tiny prism globes.