It’s currently -4 degrees with gusting flurries. With these gusts, the wind chill temperature is closer to -20 degrees and below. Yesterday’s high was 16 degrees, with an overnight low of -4. We currently have 2” inches of snow on the ground.
I quickly hiked up the most direct route to the Cliff Top. Sunset wouldn’t be waiting on me. At the top, I walked along the exposed rock. I composed the scene. My camera made an all too familiar sound. A moment in time had been captured. Looking at the scene again, I consciously changed my perspective. What if I were a fox? How would I view this sunset? I gently nestled into the forest. I didn’t leave a trace…didn’t make a noise. I was a fox…
…a fox watching sunset.
“Wonderful how completely everything in wild nature fits into us, as if truly part and parent of us. The sun shines not on us, but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.” - John Muir