It was a nice morning for a short hike in Hercules Glades. I was there early in order to catch the sunrise from Coy Bald (a familiar trip!). This picture is from about 30 minutes after I arrived and the tiny orange dot on the horizon (click on the image for the bigger version) is the sun just starting to peek through. This was taken with a pretty wide lens and the clouds at the top of the picture were behind my head.
False Foxglove - this was catching the warm morning sunlight quite nicely.
After the sunrise, I bushwacked my way down to Long Creek, which actually had a trickle of water - an improvement over my last visit. This is a picture of Long Creek with a blue/gold polarizer.