This morning I have the house to myself, and I'm working on a story set on Tau Ceti. It really needs to be a character-driven plot, since it's primarily a relationship story (instead of being a milieu, mystery, or status-quo story). I wrote the original Very Rough Draft a few months ago, and I'm seeing the parts where I started to lapse into "Tolkien Hiking Porn for Space Station Tech Enthusiasts." The mantra to repeat has been, "Advance the plot, reveal character."
On a completely different note, here's some photos from last weekend, when it was much less foggy.
I'd recently seen some back-lit photos of plants Pat Kight did, so during the Mt. Pisgah hike I was on the lookout for light shining through leaves.