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California 395
by C. G. McGovern-Bowen

Sunday, October 31, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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The 395 between southern California and Lake Tahoe remains a favored roadtour; it is especially wonderful this time of year...



~California 395~


gloried open road

nature's panorama calls

vast expansiveness


ancient mountains worn

burning deserts team with life

death's mirage at play


elevations climb

volcano gods in repose

geothermals steam


rugged mountain pass

rivers carve steep canyon lands

lakes bejeweled charm


nature's spectacle

landscapes formed of thrusting force

creation sublime



copyright 2010 by cg mcgovern-bowen.

all rights reserved. 10/31/10.

santa rosa valley, california.







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Reviewed by jude forese 11/2/2010
visually effective as well as well as thematically precise ...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/2/2010
Beautifully evoked in both image and atmosphere, Carolyn... How I long to visit for real! You convey the majesty so well here... and capture wonderfully the mystery, too. xx
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/1/2010
I see you enjoyed that ride up the 395. There is a lot Mother Nature unfolds along its milemarkers and you have given it a fine description. My favorite though of all lifetime is 101. Beautifully written.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/1/2010
A incredible ride in unsurpassed beauty brought to life in your words...well done

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/1/2010
Very vivid imagery I would love to visit.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/1/2010
Beautiful eloquence!
For me, your ending is incredibly powerful and well, okay sensual! "landscapes formed of thrusting force / creation sublime"
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/1/2010
A lovely ode to a wondrous area, and you make me want to visit it once more.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/1/2010
Captivating imagery....sounds like a place to see! Nicely done...

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/1/2010
Love the imagery in this, Caroline.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/31/2010
Again, Carolyn,
that confidence making each word and phrase count, no frill, no waste, nothing frivolous to divert or distract (or annoy)...
and the images and certainly the reader are the better for it.


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