In late September 2010, I hiked up behind the University of Utah onto Mt. Wire. From there I waited for the sunrise before school. Here are some pictures I took there. With tea in hand (or rather in thermos), I watched the sky light up a show of pink against the clouds. This has been a habit of mine for a few weeks now, just hiking up before school at around six, enjoying nature and some tea, and then descending to make it on time for school. The time I spend in nature, surrounded by only scrub oak and open sky, allows me to observe, to listen, to know. It is easy to dismiss the nondescript wilderness of the world when all you know is concrete and cleanly trimmed lawns. Sit in nature for a while and watch the world. Its quite an experience.