Windshield Views (4/24/13)

Colors in The San Joaquin Valley are most vivis and pure with no summer haze or winter fog to dilute their intensity. 

Almonds are fully leafed, and from afar, at 70 MPH, the border trees resemble bright-green, lacey fans against the dark green of the orchard middles.

Table-top-level wheat and barley fields are ripening and are a delicate shade of yellow.

Hay fields have been harvested and stacks of golden bales stand out the horizontal smear of orchards on the horizon.