It really is fall
I forget now what the context was in class earlier this morning, but I digressed for a couple of minutes to describe the early morning experience that resulted in this photo.
A cool and crispy 39 degrees it was as the sun was slowly poking its head out and through the patchy fog in the valley.
I kept looking over at my right to enjoy the scenery when it occurred to me that I can easily pull over to the side and enjoy it for a while. So, blinkers on, I was off on the shoulder space.
I told my students that living in this paradise, and enjoying it, is the real compensation that comes with the job. The salary is a bonus :)