For those of you who might be reminiscing about Spring, these photos I took today should give you hope that it just might be here sooner than you think. We left Avenal at 4:30am this morning, and by the time we hit the company yard in French Camp the sun was up and shining. The skies were blue with hardly a cloud to be seen.
By the time we hit Corning for a fuel stop, we took an extra few moments to have lunch. While Craig was fixing a trailer light, I happened to look across the way from where we were parked and I noticed a tire swing. It was nestled within a grove of tress with a new growth of grass springing up from below it. All it lacked was a kid, or someone young at heart to give it a whirl. I had fleeting thoughts of trying it, being young at heart and all, but then remembered just how big my butt was, and those youthful thoughts went right out of my head. All along our route today you could see the blossoms starting to show their colors on the trees in the orchards and along side the Interstate. This has always been a sure sign, growing up in the Central Valley of California, that the bees would be doing their pollinating and that Spring was knocking on the door. Maybe not a good sign for allergy sufferers, but for those who have survived the doldrums of the cold winter months, they could certainly see hope with each blossoming tree. We made the long journey on Interstate 5 towards Medford, OR which was our stopping point for the day. Wouldn’t you know it, about 75 miles from that final stop, it started to snow as the temperature dipped into the low 30’s and the wind started to gust. And just like that, there went those thoughts of Spring being right around the corner!