Most of the local hikes Bob and I have taken this spring are based on hikes Shelley and I did over the years. She was my hiking companion and confidant We discussed men, children, and the state of the world, but mostly we reveled in the glory of the natural world.
Shelley loved the beauty of our canyons and worked to preserve them in their natural state. She also wanted to educate people about what they were seeing. We gathered data on the birds, butterflies, and flowers. This turned into the information sign at Short Canyon. It was Shelley's idea and most of the photos are hers.
Shelley is one of my inspirations for this current walk. She told me to retire while I still had my health, do the things I wanted to do, and enjoy life.
I've included a couple of photos of beautiful things today. Things that Shelley would have loved.