We're under a light fog and a slight breeze, the temperature at observation a cool 37 degrees. There was no new precipitation. Cloudy skies appear to be the norm today with rain showers projected later in the afternoon. The sunny stretch was good while it lasted.
The sun tried hard to escape the heavy blanket of clouds. At first the effort seemed pointless. Then, piece by piece, the sun punched through the canopy. The mountain glowed in praise of the light. I’d seen the view a thousand times - I couldn’t help but capture another photo. The view was the same; yet, it was always different. The light played off the trees, reflected off the clouds, in a kaleidoscope of ways…
Humbled and happy, I savored a moment only Mt. LeConte could provide.
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."