Later afternoon drives are fun. On this day, I had Cocoa Joy with me, and she actually stood still long enough for me to take this photo. She continued to “wait” for me as I clicked the shutter on a handful of others. Then it was over; she was done! Her patience had worn thin. “Time to move on,” she said. So away we went—no time for serious adjustments due to bad lighting. I know my little camera must think: WoooooooW at times!

This photograph was taken at Black Mountain State Park. It is just a quick drive away and a cool place to sit out on a deck and enjoy the vast scenery.