Almost an hour of slow walking and stopping and snapping, encountering only two other people -- young men from the College, running along the trail at the rim of the plateau.
I stepped aside to let them pass, said, "Beautiful afternoon, isn't it?"
One answered, "Yes!"
And the other, just as he passed me, added, "Five stars!" and held out and up the fingers of his right hand.
It's easy to forget that the sun does sometimes shine here in winter, and that sometimes even the students seem to enjoy it, and nature, as much as I.