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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Smog, glorious smog

Anyone who's driven to California from Arizona will, I think, recognize this view: it's the moment when the smog cloud of Indio announces that you've left behind the near-emptiness of the desert, and re-entered civilization.


Speaking of the desert, here's a shot from about an hour earlier, showing one of the Mordor-ish mountains that lines I-10 in southeastern California as it passes through the Mojave Desert:


They're seriously a bit spooky. As Eomer says in the Return of the King, "Those mountains are evil."
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