Sunday, July 13, 2014
125 Miles On The Long and Winding Road
Lucky lucky us, the road is so beautiful, and trepidation turned to delight. This is the amazing view of the summer-low Klamath River, mile after mile on a twisting highway that turns like the river itself. It is a watercourse way inland, upriver to the lands of the native tribes of northern California. The temperature rises higher and higher the farther east we go. When we arrived it was 101 F (38 C) degrees in Happy Camp. The heat hardly mattered though, because we got an even warmer embrace from our loved ones. It's why we came all this way.
We were surprised to learn that this beautiful creek with a wonderful swimming hole is just below Indigo's house. The family heads down there everyday for a cooling swim. What a beautiful spot to spend a hot afternoon. I had to bring the camera down to the creek with me and take a good look for the things that delight my optical senses. Lucky lucky me! There were caustic displays on the creek that day. I'm just wild about this stuff.
So we spent the day getting to know the baby, playing in the creek, eating good food, and enjoying the surrounding view of the vast forested mountains in Six Rivers National Forest. California is really one big wildly beautiful state. In the morning, the thunderstorms rolled in and cooled the temperatures way down.
I went out to look at the sky, and I think this may be my first view of an Asperatus formation. Even if it's not, it sure is a beautiful undulating sky that looks like stormy sea, which is how Asperatus is defined. We hit the road home just after noon and drove the long and winding road back to the real sea. We are so glad to be living close to family and these dreamy inland mountain roads.
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