Yesterday Rosa and I went for a hike in Hacklebarney State Park. It was admittedly a chilly day to be walking about but it was a good workout. And while winter strips nature of its leafy green clothing, it also eliminates annoying insects, while providing an entirely different sort of natural beauty.
Trees don't need leaves to be interesting.
While the trek was enjoyable in and of itself, the best part might have been the great mood it put Rosa in! I teased her that while we always joke about her being a "Piggy-Girl" that her demeanor after a long hike is more akin to a house-bound puppy who has just been taken for a walk. It resulted in us enjoying the entire day together, even after we got home. (There was even a bit of spanking tossed in!)