I’ve just taken Cooper for a walk along the Lana River. I decided to not take a video of the traffic, to save you the angry car horns, the rumble of the trucks, and the screeching policemen’s whistles. Instead, here’s a picture of mud. It has rained a lot in the last few days, and the unpaved back roads have been turned into long swaths of slippery mud. Even the paved streets have a patina of mud from all the dust. If you come during the fall, bring your wellies.