Windshield View (4/13/12)

Nature was on stunning display today in the Salinas Valley today.

Imagine sitting in a bowl. On one side are velveteen, green, upland pastures and the other side are broody, violet shadows of high mountain forests.  Rain clouds are rising columns that support a dome of light and dark shadows overhead!

Within the bowl, new life pulsates. Tiny cupped cotyledons and unfurling grape leaves become glowing, chartreuse dots under a murky, stormy sky.

All is drama and contrast.