Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Random travel notes

Driving through the Arizona high plains I saw a coyote loping away. Crossing in California a rust red kestrel with brindled grey wings swooped across the road in front of us.

We passed a rock slide area; Simon starts looking for the rock swings and rock roundabout.

Las Vegas at 9am looks hung over; dry and dusty, tawdry rather than twinkling, lights glaring rather than glimmering - waiting for a hair of the dog to do it all over again.

We saw a train passing through the Tehachapi loop, looping itself.

Are the dippers in the orchards bringing up oil or water?

Industrial desert towns; Boron and Chloride.

An eagle stumping along the road after a gopher, hefty thighs pounding tarmac on a Pasa Robles backcountry road.

The silhouette of a heron, wings fringed and feet dangling, flying across the road, black against the blue and white sky gilded by the setting yellow sun.

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