We took a drive to Reno this morning. Because of all the rain we've had in California, the mountains are alive with wildflowers right now. We enjoyed the drive from Chico over the mountains to Reno (about 3.5 hours). This picture is blurry, but you get the idea that there were lots of flowers, and the valley fog was pretty at 6:30 in the morning.
When we got to Reno, we were about 1/2 hour early so the Nevada Museum of Art was still closed. They are modern, so the statues out front reflect that. The Basket Man looks like a creative use of gabion basket material, and the horse looks as if he could have been collected in the desert, piece by piece.
On the way home we stopped in Graeagle, CA, and had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants. Jan had cream of zucchini with blue cheese soup, with 1/2 a sandwich. I had taco soup. We both thought we made the better choice.
Let me just say that driving over mountain summits with a head cold and then home again leaves you with ears so stopped up it's hard to hear!