almost every day i walk on 3 bear mountain with abigail. at the base of the trail (where you start the climb) there is a wild rose bush. when lucy was visiting us this summer we taught her the expression "stop to smell the roses" and every day, before she rushed up the steps, she would do just that. yesterdy she started grade one. her first full day of school. the roses are gone. and in place the most exquisitely coloured rosehips. this photo is for you lucy.