I thought I would share a different perspective this morning. I received a text yesterday afternoon from my cousin's wife. They said they would be flying around Mt. Leconte in 15 minutes. I went out on the back porch and saw them. I waved, but something tells me they could not see me. My cousin sent me this picture last night. I thought it was such a cool perspective I asked him if I could share it with you all. It was a gorgeous day to be in the air or on the mountain.
The sun warmed us a bit. The high was 44º with a low of 35º. The fall weather has been perfect. Folks have been asking about the vegetation. We don't have much vegetation that changes on the top of the mountain. Most of the flowers have gone to seed and the fir trees are the same year round. We have Mountain Ash trees that produce berries every three or four years. This is an off year for them, so we are missing the brilliant reds they add to the mountain top. It is getting to that time of year when we can take a stroll out to the Myrtle Point and see the patchwork of color in the lower elevations.