Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Best Roadtrip


Going home is my favorite roadtrip. Home is sweet, as the saying goes, but even more so when the road home passes through fruit orchards, vineyards, cornfields, roadside fruitstands, and you're following tomato or garlic trucks.  It's always a temptation to veer off the road to take a peek at bell peppers, strawberries, and pick up a basket of cherries for $1.00 or a bag of oranges for $3.00.

Highway 152, Gilroy, California

Then the season changes and the green corn stalks turn golden and the harvest begins. Cotton replaces corn and vendange arrives before you know it. The fruit trees hibernate and the fields are barren for a time. Just when I'm beginning to despair with the bleakness of it all, the blossoming almond trees announce the advent of spring and the fields turn green once more. It's an incredible cycle of life to behold and it never fails to amaze me.

I'm lucky and grateful to have as many reasons to go home.

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Images by Charie

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