Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Detour Through Wine Country on Arbor Road

Detour Through Wine Country on Unpaved Section of Arbor Road

I took this photo while escaping the backed-up traffic affecting almost every route between Paso Robles and Templeton Monday. When I saw South Vine backed up all the way to First Street from Highway 46 West, where I was headed, I turned off quickly on Kiler Canyon to get to 46 through the hills to Arbor Road to 46. It's a tricky detour because if you don't make the turn onto Arbor Road, it's a long slow dirt road to connect to Peachy Canyon Road -- several miles. 

Detour Through Wine Country on Arbor Road
Vineyard on Arbor Road in June, © B. Radisavljevic

I had just rounded a curve when I found a place to pull over and take this photo. Before I was back in the car, a CHP car came by followed by two construction trucks. He probably thought I was lost or in trouble. I reassured him and then asked what was tying up 101 and all the alternate routes. He explained about the work that entailed lane closures in both directions from the 46 West exit. I'm guessing he was leading those construction trucks behind him to the project so they wouldn't get lost. 

If you'd like to take this detour some time or just see what happens if you take the wrong turn, read Kiler Canyon: A Scenic Drive in Paso Robles, California.  Its photos will help keep you from getting lost.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Nature in My World

Today is theme day for City Daily Photo Bloggers, and this month's theme is nature. That's a pretty hard topic to narrow down to just a few shots. Most of my posts on this blog are about nature. I will limit this post to shots of three of my favorite nature subjects: sunset, the Cambria coast, and trees.

I never get tired of sunsets. It's hard to choose just one to share here, but there are more in my other posts. See smoky sunsets during last year's Chimney Fire here. You can find photos of the Salinas River at sundown here. I took these shots during sundown from the Steinbeck Winery.  The shots below were taken in my own neighborhood.

Nature in My World
Sunset in my Neighborhood

This shot contains two of my favorite nature subjects -- trees and the sunset.

 Nature in My World

See more shots of these trees framing sunsets here.

My third favorite nature subject is the ocean. My favorite place to take ocean shots is at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, where this was taken.

Nature in My World
Driftwood on the Cambria Coast at Moonstone Beach
See more views of the ocean along the California Central Coast here.

See more oak tree shots in Deciduous Oak Trees in Winter

What is your favorite nature subject?

See the photos other City Daily Photo Bloggers chose for this theme here.
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