My dog’s newest nature toys are pinecones. They’re still covered with snow in our city and only this week the snow started to melt. I noticed that the snow under trees went away first. My dog seemed happy to see dirt and grass again. He spent a lot of time sniffing under the trees and found many pinecones. He got right into breaking them apart. While he was busy on playing I was looking around and saw the sky. It was a very clear day, not even one cloud floating. A pine tree against the solid blue sky was popping out. I don’t think I’ve ever looked through a pine tree from right under it. I’m thankful for my dog who let me rest under the tree and gave me the chance to see the beautiful tree and sky.