Weed, California. What’s the opposite of an oxymoron?
A quaint little once-upon-a-logging town with a lovely view of Mt Shasta. How could I resist taking this particular shot? Though I generally try to keep the manmade out of most of my images, it’s never a rule set in concrete -very little ever is.
Weed is also mentioned in John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men (first published 1937) as being the town that George Milton and Lennie Small are fleeing from at the beginning of the book. (Wikipedia)
The Chinese say that there is no scenery in your home town. They’re right. Being in another place heightens the senses, allows you to see more, enjoy more, take delight in small things; it makes life richer. You feel more alive, less cocooned.
― Jane Wilson-Howarth, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows: A Journey of Love and Loss in the Himalayas