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Drive-by Photography

I love to amuse myself by taking photos of the scenery while Mr C is driving. My new Canon Powershot does a great job of capturing scenery on the move.

This is what greeted us as we left the sunny desert for the rainy LA basin this morning:desertrainbow.jpg

And what is at the end of the rainbow? Weird windmills, of course!


The clouds and fields along I-5 were very striking today.


I missed getting photos of all the fruit and nut trees in blossom in the San Jouquin valley because I was driving.

I love the green that the hills in the bay area become in the winter. They are so sculptural.


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Here we are headed over the Bay Bridge to San Francisco, in the rain.


Here is the skyline of the city by the bay.


We had a great dinner with the San Francisco contingent of the family. Now we are ensconced in a motel, hoping that the weather will cooperate tomorrow and we can get over the Siskayou’s without snow.

5 Responses to “Drive-by Photography”

  1. Judy says:

    Don’t you just love those windmills out there in the desert!!!
    Hope you had a good and safe trip home.
    Thanks for all of the pics…I miss the left coast so much.


  2. holli says:

    I LOVE these photos!!! How exciting that I get to see rainbows on my first visit – one of my favorite things.

    Those are the teletubbies windmills!

  3. DebR says:

    Beautiful photos, Gerrie!

  4. MsLizF says:

    I too love the drive into San Fran when the hills are green and you can see the tiny cows eating up all that grass. The new green color is so intense. Hope you can made it home without snow delays, as I drove to work this morning I could see snow on the coast range, a rare event. Have a safe drive home.

  5. Kristin L says:

    Gorgeous rainbow! Who knew LA could have such natural beauty 😉

    Speaking of the drive between LA and SF, did you stop at Casa de Frutas and all it’s attending casas?