I felt like I was paid to drive the Valley’s Blossom Trail yesterday!
A little after noon on Tuesday, I drove from Fresno to Selma, where I picked up Vida photographer Daniel Cásarez. Then we drove to Corcoran, to interview students on the school’s Academic Decathlon team, and then to Dinuba, to interview a Latino business owner. (Both of those stories can be found in next week’s edition of Vida.)
My trusty GPS took us on rural roads on the way to Corcoran, and I had the chance to see the fruit and nut trees that are now studded with beautiful pink and white flowers. Later, as we left Corcoran, I told Dan that I was stunned by the beauty of seemingly endless rows of flowering fruit and nut trees, set against an expansive, cloudy sky. He said he was a Valley boy, and had seen this landscape all his life – but for me, a former city girl, it was a view that struck me.
As I drove home from Dinuba, I caught a glimpse of this rainbow over the Selma vineyards. I pulled over onto the side of the road, and tried to save the moment on my camera phone.
As I posted on Twitter last night: “I’m constantly amazed by the beauty of the Valley!”