This past weekend Maggie and I, along with my friend Lisa and her dog Sally, hiked to Valley View within Sycamore Grove Park.
The high clouds kept the temperature comfortable and made for a very dramatic sky.
The lack of rain has turned the hills a golden brown, but a few hearty plants continue to bloom.

By the end of the two hour hike, Maggie and Sally were tuckered out.

Being outdoors with a friend and enjoying the beauty of Sycamore Grove Park is a good reason to be happy.