These days having an eighteen month old yellow Labrador I spend an awful amount of time up Runyon Canyon trying to wear him out in the morning.
I'm still in awe of the view of sprawling L.A. when I'm hiking there with Cooper and no more so than this morning when the sun's rays were breaking through the clouds to shine a very natural spotlight down on Hollywood.
These pictures don't really do justice to the impressive shafts of sunlight, but you get the general impression.
What's more amazing is knowing that this was 9am and a few short hours later the sun had broken through and those skies were the most brilliant blue.
There are worse ways to start your day...