Driving through flat fields of farmland in the Sacramento Valley can sometimes be a mind numbing experience. A look in any direction will generally bring the same scene, the only variable being if the field has crops or free range cattle. Not much to see, I usually drive straight through without consequence. Recently though, I found myself driving through the valley along Highway 20 after some winter rains and was blessed with multiple conditions coming together at the perfect time to create an otherworldly experience.
Everywhere I looked, perfectly still water covered the horizon reflecting the landscape back on its mirror surface. It was as if MC Escher had designed the area and if one went a step too far, they would fall into themselves and the world on the other side of the looking glass. I could imagine Alice with the White Rabbit being chased by the Jabberwocky and I chuckled to myself at the image as I got lost in the drive.