I took Friday off of work as Rosie Lee had a check up at the doctors, so once she was up to date with shots and settled back home again with Kota, enjoying some treats, I headed out the door with my camera to meet Bill. The weather was perfect, a wonderfully stormy and constantly moving sky, but not too hot. We were going up on to the Skyline Drive where hopefully, we'd get some good cloud and mist scenes.
We were particularly hoping that there wouldn't be too many others with the same idea and were relieved to see no crowds once we were up on the ridge. At the overlooks the clouds hung so low that it seemed we could almost touch them as they slowly tumbled across the sky, leaden grey shaded with gunmetal and iron hues, almost like smoke furling in front of us.
We left the ridge to descend into the valley below, where the sun shone brightly with air that was hot and thick with humidy. It seemed strange to emerge from one climate and enter another within the space of about 30 minutes.