The crowded corridor of the San Francisco East Bay Area, leading through sprawling suburban cities into California’s Central Valley, becomes more and more crowded as developers take over lands that were once ranchlands and open spaces. Through grace and people with foresight, the county I live in has achieved a conservation strategy as support for implementing the priority for open space preservation.
I took these photos from an access road to a very busy freeway. On the other side of the freeway from where I stood is an outlet mall, tract housing, and strip malls. That I could blot out the noise of the cars, trucks, and tankers whizzing by behind me, and get visually lost in this rural scene, was another achievement.
More photos from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge can be found here.