Started the new year with a hike in Portland's Hoyt Arboretum and was rewarded with a viewpoint panorama that reached across the Columbia River, over a bank of purple fog, up to Mt. St. Helens with Mt. Rainier peeking from behind, all under a stunning blue sky. Rule number one -- "first go outside" -- has been replaced with a new rule for 2014. First charge your camera battery . . . Visuals to come at a later date! Happy New Year!