Yesterday no clouds blocked the sun from view. We had rain the day before. It is raining hard today. But yesterday, it was clear. Yesterday, the poodle mix and I wandered around a North Douglas island trail that was still soaked with recent rain. Even in the forest, enhancing sunlight brought rich colors and clarity to the edges of broken limbs, rotting berries, and seaweed.
While on the trail I kept thinking about the deer that watched us park the car new the trail head. It froze in the middle of the road as we approached. Then, it moved slowly in to the forest. It has survived the first two months of deer hunting season. Four month to go.