It's going to be a hot one. In fact, if I'm lucky, today will be the hottest day of the year. Just make it through today, I tell myself, and it will downhill from here on. Just make it through today, and it will be another year before it is this hot again.
In many ways, I feel that every day I have here on the mountain, every day of health, is a gift. But some days are more like gifts of diamond bracelets, while others are, perhaps, a sensible school blouse from an aunt. Today, falls into that latter category. I'm trying to see today as a gift, even if it's not a gift I particularly appreciate at the moment.
Still, this morning, before the heat really kicked in, I took this photo of the early morning sun through the haze of humidity. It produced a natural sepia effect--no special camera action here. And I am glad I was around to see it.