A Friday drive. North and North-west.
Even the vast shades of Brown were beautiful when set against the bright Blue sky.
We comment on the fire danger, especially with the winds and a fire watch warning.
Even still, what a fine day.
Interesting plant life and Rock formations
The wind whistled through the trees here.
Strange plants catch our eyes.
Looks like an extreme artichoke!
Old Oak tree grove, slight hill
Rock formations layers, showing millions of years.
On our way home, we stopped to get pizza. I'm still a bit nervous about picking up food. But, we did and as I waited in the car, this was happening.
If you look at the photo, I'm sitting in my car, just to the left of the building.
There I sat, waiting, tracking all of the comings and goings of those around me, getting groceries and picking up food. People were out! Busy!
Very unnerving to find out why the black and whites came rushing in.
I was so ready to get home again.
BTW~ while looking up what had happened while waiting for pizza...
I came across this one too: New condos
We'd just drove home past this area and I'd wondered why the temporary fence was there?
So, we went North and relished in the lack of people, come back to too many people and a robbery...and plans begun for more people, where there is not room. It's kinda hard to see, but if you look at the small real-view map at the end of the article, you can see the approved area. All of those little buildings towards the bottom are mobile homes. It is a fairly small park, with all of the homes, so the entire park, sitting in a ravine of sorts. It is very low land, which flooded in every rainstorm since I moved here in 1984, making it barely or totally inaccessible for all of the residents. Finally, maybe a half dozen years ago they fixed the drainage problem, including a new bridge going in. I wonder how rearranging the land above will impact those residents now? Do I really need to add that most of those residents are brown and black folks?
So, I'll leave you with a bit more pretty...
May you travel and return home again
Safe and Sound
Photographs by NAE ©2021