Determined to build up my leg strength I was up on the skyline Drive once again on Saturday for another hike, this time a bit longer and more strenuous. I had come close to backing out because of the weather, because although bright and sunny through the glass, it was a raging, howling windstorm once the door was opened. I'd opened the patio doors to let Kota and Rosie Lee have some fresh air, and they both rapidly backed away once a gust blew in. We watched as ferocious gusts ripped the leaves from the trees, they twirled and lifted, and were then hurled furiously to the ground.
I left Kota and Rosie Lee inside, snug by the heater, and headed out before their contented coziness convinced me to stay home with them.