We left for the mountains just before sunrise. Paula and Nik picked me up in their jeep and we took a morning drive through the back roads. It was chilly, dewey and magical. We stopped to make coffee as we drove through the watershed. It was some of the best dang coffee I’d ever had and well deserved for being up before dawn. We kept driving around, played some feel-good music, stopped to walk along the creek and took some beautiful earthy photos. These photos are dear to me because these are my friends and they let me create with my camera without any expectations. Thanks Paula & Nik for the ride.