Like much of the country we are in the middle of a heat wave, today is no exception. I enter the park at 7:00 am and the humidity begins to coat my skin with a light sheen. I am thankful I warmed my lens to prevent it frogging up as 2 pair of ears are glowing in the distance. As I hike up Hot Springs Mountain I spot my favorite couple hiding in the tall grass. Two Eastern Cottontails are out for a hop having breakfast of tender greens. This is the second time I have seen them this week and it makes me forget the heat while I am taking lovely portrait shots. I feel blessed they show themselves to me again.