It was one of those world-on-my-shoulders mornings, which is usually a sign that I should get out of my house and see the world. It always gives me perspective. Besides, it was Thursday, so I’m sort of bound by my blog title to get on the road, right?
My camera doesn’t take the best photos, and neither do I, but these will do. I don’t have mad PhotoShop skills, either, or I could make up for those things.
This first photo is taken from the side of the road, on the way to Saguaro Lake.
This next photo was taken alongside the same road. I love this time of year, when the winter rains have made everything so green and lush–two words I hardly ever get to use here. This looks nothing like the dry, brown desert it will become in just a few months.
In the distance, you can just make out Four Peaks, or part of it. It looks more like Two Peaks, with those low, hungry clouds hiding the rest.
This is a road I want to explore, but my Altima doesn’t. Note to self: get a car that’s not such a sissy.
I wish I could give you a better sense of the sweep and depth of this valley. When you come around this curve, the whole valley stretches out, and it’s breathtaking. One of my favorite parts of my drive.
I took this while I was driving
over 80 mph. Again, my camera and my skills can’t quite capture how gorgeous this was. The play of light was beautiful–laying shadows over some mountains, while lifting them from others.
It was a great drive, as always. No cowboys this time, but with scenery like this, a girl hardly misses them. Really, I swear.