Gorgeous weather this morning. I just love being able to have the front door open all night and early in the morning. Frankly, it's open 24 hours a day now. It being Sunday we did our Stronghold "conditioning" hike. Not just endurance for horses, it's for us too. We did the 5.18 miles in 1 hour 42 minutes at an average of 3 mph. Elevation gain 959 feet.
On our way back we drove by a beautiful field of Mexican Gold poppies, which are in bloom everywhere. I could not resist taking a picture, and asked Emma to bring some perspective to the shot. She sat down where asked, and when I started shooting, she gave me every profile possible, about 6 shots worth. That dog is just too much! Here is my favorite, and a close up of those ephemeral little flowers.