Or, as some puppy owners call it, "walkies."
My Vein of Gold work--sadly neglected since James arrived--has had one boost: the prescribed daily walk of 20 minutes or so happens regularly, and not just once a day but always twice and sometimes three times.
Before James, I walked only on special days--on holidays, on especially beautiful weekend mornings, and when we had company.
Now it is an integrated part of my life.
This morning, I finally remembered to take the camera on our regular morning (6:30 am) walk.
Unfortunately, it was overcast this morning--unusual for New Mexico--and so isn't as pretty as most days.
We start from our driveway and go up a wooded mountain path.
This is high desert, so the conifer woods are also prickly-pear woods and yucca woods.
We encounter rocks to climb, then a logging road and The View.
This ugly metal barn-like thing is what's behind me as I look at The View. (Not so lovely.)
Then back down the hill to home. About a 25-minute walk.