I parked the truck and hiked a good 1/4 mile...straight up. It was relatively steep and I was puffing a little. It had more to do with the lay of the land than my portly figure...really!
When I arrived I found a wonderful place to take pictures from. I could see much of the valley and someone had thoughtfully created a nice flat area from which to photograph. I commenced to shoot. I watched the clouds scud across in front of me. Then I looked to my right and noted some weather headed my way. I figured I had ten minutes, I had three. I was drenched by the time I arrived back at the truck, but I got some pretty neat pictures.
Still, I'd rather spend all day with her than ten minutes with my students. Chloe came in a slept with us one night. We both eventually were kicked from the bed and this is what we saw by dawn's early light. For your orientation, the head of the bed is exactly opposite hers.
This weekend I think we are going to work in the yard. Lots to do to make our yard worthy of habitation.