This perfectly white rock was in a mass of perfectly black rocks. I am not sure if someone pulled an Andy Goldsworthy or if it was my lucky day, but it was stunning.
Jasper found this salamander under a rock and it was sporting a very long tail.
This summer has been very cool. I can gauge it by my hands and feet. I have hyperhidrosis that leads to awful excema. Normal summers leave my hands and feet raw with pain.
Going for a 3 mile hike in the afternoon through hot and sunny glades isn't a typical summertime activity. But on this particular day, it was the only thing we wanted to do. It was wonderful.