There's a story behind this photograph. Remember now, I'm the story collector and I find the story in everything if I look hard enough, so here it is.
I have critique partners that never hesitate to bite into the meat of my manuscripts, chew on them and spit them back at me smiling all the while. I love it and I love them. One of my critique buddies lives in the shadow of this mountain. Well, she doesn't exactly live in the shadow, but if this mountain were as tall as the Alps, she would. She does have some wonderful vantage points for photos from her neighborhood. Last week we went adventuring to capture the image that you see above. The first attempt was from a house directly across from the mountain.
But there was a forest fire in the distance, so I didn't want that to distract from the main idea. So we climbed higher on the porch of that home.
On my drive home, I stopped several times on the side of the road and took more pictures.