I knew that all the backroads to access Laurel were blocked by slides or flooding. So, while this is still my favorite walk, I turned left out of our driveway to walk to the highway and back again. I hoped to see if there was a way to enter Laurel Rd from 17, if someone was able to come from the north. (As the screenshot gives away, there was and it worked... albeit not quickly.)
However, I have been developing themes for my forest road strolls and this time I picked fluorescent green. You see, it doesn't seem to matter if we're talking about edge-of-the-road asphalt
or red-wood needles
or even whole trees...
my forest has some seriously happy moss! Noticing it made my uphill trek to the road much more pleasant.
On a side note, but in the glowing theme, have you noticed how raindrops glow silver on leaves on a gray day? They get this glorious, metallic luster that's quite different from the gem-like sparkle of sunny-day dew drops.
Well, this is what I found.
The road was empty but not blocked and my husband made it home. Hoorah for a successful trip "To Highway 17 and Back Again"!