Arrrghhh, nausea and a headache from the distorting eye drops from my eye exam today, making the WRT hike rather slow; but happiness/gratefulness # 1 today, is that my eyes are in very good shape indeed - all the better to enjoy this fabulous sight.
It occurs to me that the leaves of the arrow-leaf balsam root are configured to bring rain water towards its roots. Clever strategy in a semi arid location. Happiness #2 is the theory of evolutionary adaptation, which makes our understanding of the world so much easier than before.
A wild strawberry plant along the trail. These never produce berries as it is always too dry up here. Happiness #3 is that I can go to the store and buy berries if I feel like it.