Imagine a drive through geology and history
Down roads, through time and space,
where what you may be seeking, may not be what you find
I decided to go online, searching for other quite local places we could take drives and go exploring. I found the website below, which has lots of choices and information. We decided on a drive up Soledad Canyon, a big loop.
He enjoys and is knowledgeable in the geology aspect. I just want to get out!
Notes were made and off we went. We actually didn't find many of the places or rock formations mentioned in the article (not that it matters), but we found enough and we got a good lay of the land for future trips.
NOTE TO SELF: A smart phone would come in handy during drives like this.
Imagine a delphinium sky with tissue paper clouds
Imagine them stopped on the side of the curving road
Imagine him looking one way, with binoculars and her, head tilted back, as far as possible
Imagine the 67 degree breeze blowing her hair as she shields her eyes to the sky
Imagine a trio of red tail hawks, circling
Imagine the three of them tilting, weaving in and out of one another while riding the thermals
Imagine her heart full to bursting, for these birds are her heart vision
I'm the navigator and one who hollers to STOP. It may be nature related or in this case a photo opportunity. I am sure this building has history, a story...but I don't know/care what that may be. I saw it as a photo, a scene.
Imagine those two driving through another canyon, heading towards civilization
Imagine a tight well-traveled canyon, oaks and various other trees and a spattering of homes
Imagine two hawks flying low up the canyon, right above their car roof
Imagine the two of them practically ducking, expressions of amazing lighting up their faces.
May you imagine!
Photographs by NAE ©2021