My commute is 30-45 minutes long. It sometimes drives me crazy, but I can never deny how incredibly beautiful it is.
There are two freeways that run the length of the peninsula between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 101 runs right through the middle of it all. It’s plastered in billboards and most of the time it’s a parking lot.
Luckily I don’t have to spend much time on 101. Instead I get to drive down 280, which cruises along the Santa Cruz mountains, right past the Crystal Springs Reservoir. It’s magical.
Most mornings fog perches on top of the mountains and feathers through the trees. It curls along the top of the water and dances with the shore. It is breathtaking.
Last Friday my daughter didn’t have school (Lunar New Year) so I had a few spare minutes to stop and take some pictures of this little paradise I get to drive by every day. How this paradise exists between San Francisco and Silicon Valley is a mystery to me.
I hope you enjoy a glimpse of it in these pictures, which truly don’t do it justice.