The dogs, Abby and Sofie, have become big helps in my quest for finding beauty. Abby is an 8 year-old Rottie. Sofie is a 6 year-old Yellow Lab. They insist that every morning should start with a walk (except a good rain stops the Abby and me, so Sofie has to give up on her plans, too). If you scroll through the many photos, you’ll find that sometimes I just can’t resist putting them into the “beauty of the day” awards, too.