This is my California

Amidst a budget crisis, special election for said budget crisis, the Governator, suburban sprawl, and all the other problems that my home state of California is facing in the here and now, there are those times when you just happen to be in place at the right time and see what you see below. This was from Highway 580 Westbound just past the Altamont Pass nearing sunset. It’s the rolling hills and golden fields I remember from 25 or so years ago whenever my family would drive down to the San Francisco Bay Area from the Central Valley. Reminders like this are necessary from time to time to remind those of us who grew up in California why it is indeed such a great state no matter how many problems come its way.
This is my California