Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The I-5 Drive


If I had a nickel for every time I've traversed what they call "the I-5 Corridor" between Eugene and the Portland area, I'd probably be a rich woman.  Or, at the very least, debt-free.  I can pretty much put the car on auto-pilot and just let it find its own way down or back. 

In the winter, the sky is a uniform lead gray and is usually spitting some kind of precipitation, for the seven or eight meager hours of semi-daylight we are alotted. In mid to late summer, everything goes faded brown from lack of water.  On those days, the trip can run the gamut from perilous to hypnotically monotonous. 

But this time of year, when there are showers and sunbreaks, thunderheads and "sucker holes" (big patches of blue sky between storms), rainbows and cloud creatures, it can be like a 2 1/2 hour blockbuster on a REALLY big screen... 

10 comments:

  1. I love these pictures! Sometimes the long drive is really worth it

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  2. Beautiful! I feel the same way about I-64 between Versailles & Louisville. I saw a double rainbow once! Heading towards Lou is due West...fantastic sun sets, due east the otehr direction, breathtaking sunrises!

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  3. Hi Lisa-
    Beautiful pictures and I always love you collage them together, very creative. Wish I was there having a cup of coffee with you!

    Take care and thanks for your always kind words to me,
    Gayla

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  4. Wow.  Beautiful.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!

    "sucker holes" Ha ha ha...We have one great big one ALL summer long. LOL!

    :-) ---Robbie

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  6. hestiahomeschoolMay 15, 2005 at 4:53 AM

    I love the collage effect.

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  7. what a lovely collage.  "lovely" - what a puny word for something so majestic.  i love Oregon.  i spent a magical summer in my youth working in the then in-the-infant-stage vineyard of friends - perhaps you know it? Eyrie Vineyards?  now quite famous - and fell in love with what i saw of the state.  i've always hoped to get back there, and as yet never have.  once we make our move west, it will be a shorter distance, and the chances are better for a trip NW.

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  8. Makes me really sad that Willamette is not in dd's future.  I was really looking forward to those trips to Oregon.

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  9. beautiful! Never heard the term "sucker holes"
    Marti

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  10. Even more great shots! I really enjoy reading your journal! I can relate that is for sure!! ;)

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