Hope has sprung a group of us into active hiking this past one year. The hope that by this month end, we will have traversed the majestic Grand Canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim, and returned with wonderful memories and a boatload of scenic shots. We have gained so much from hiking – stamina, experiences, deeper friendships, a greater love of nature for all that it offers… If you haven’t gone out into the wild recently, I’d encourage you to do so. It’s rejuvenating at the least. You may even stumble upon this elegant purple milk thistle bloom. Anything’s possible.