It is demanding to have a dog. I had to give Sammie a good workout (I probably needed one too) so we drove north to Ojo Caliente and I rode my bike up a rough jeep trail to a peak with a good view, past some old mines. Sammie did really well.
It was great fun going with Sammie. She stays close all the time, but on the way down she shot off like a lightning bolt and let me ride fast. She got a terrific workout and was very calm and content all afternoon, evening and night!
On my bike ride in the desert above Ojo Caliente I found this old shovel high up on the mountain. Maybe it has been used by the miners? The rusty surface has a beautiful range of colors. I hung it on the front of the sculpture.
This morning I woke up to a changed scenery! 3 to 4 inches of snow and more is coming down.