Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Headbangers--Curves

I'm late, I'm late, but we have just returned from a morning of errands and seeking out curves, as that is the Header challenge this week. After a very busy week with Easter preparations and himself in the hospital a couple of days, I am not the early bird I usually am. on top of that, I decided that instead of searching the files for some good curves--I am sure I have some excellent ones and will prepare a separate post of them later--that I would go out with the camera and find some.

Himself suggested that after paying a couple of bills, we head up the hill to the Horseheaven Viewpoint, as that road is one with some curves. It is a hill that he uses for a test drive whenever we are looking for a new to us car. You can gauge the power of the vehicle on that climb.





Before heading up the hill, we stopped to pay the power bill, and while he was inside I spotted this bicycle rack which was a great example of utilitarian curves, as was the curved edge of the landscaping edging beyond.
 
 


 
 
 
 
We were going out to find curves that were designed to prevent the need to use a road like this one. Aren't you glad that engineers have found just the right curves to make an ascent of a hill like this one more feasible?
 You can see the some of the curves in the road as we begin our climb. At the top, however, you can see the long stretches of straight--straight across the top of the hills between the wheat fields--between harvest and planting at this time of the year.
 Straight in both directions.
 A long long way across the field to another road.
 I got the straight shots because we had missed the turn into the viewpoint as it is not easy to see from the uphill lane and probably not terribly safe to turn into from there either, with the visibility on that curve at the top of the hill quite limited.
 We could see the curves in the Yakima River below in the valley. Not the curviest part of the river.
 And we could look down the road at the curves that would return us to Prosser.

 The orchards and vineyards below are rather curvy as well.
 And so is Interstate 82 right along here.
 The sidewalk at the viewpoint curves around the tree.
 After our excursion to the viewpoint we went for lunch at Hog Heaven...
 ...where we found quite a few curvy antiques in the décor.




 And on the way back to our car spotted the art deco curves of the Princess Theatre sign. Signs in the windows at the theater reminded me that the Lower Valley Musical Comedy Association is presenting Annie this weekend and next. We need to get our tickets. I hope they are not already sold out. We are wondering who will portray Sandy.
So, there was our excursion in search of curves. Now all I have to do is decide which one to use for the header. I wonder if the other members of our Headbanger challenge will have made an excursion in search of curves, or if they will have found some awesome images in their earlier files. Either is good, and you can see them by clicking their links in my sidebar.

4 comments:

Lew said...

Mountains and old farm stuff make for some nice curves (and great images)! Love your views of the hills and the valley!

Christine said...

You're not late, and I forgot that your mountainous region would afford you some great shots of curves--which it did! Here in northern Illinois there is not much in the way of curves, even with roads. Everything is pretty flat, and roads and blocks are square. I love your header showing the curved road--the lines, even the signs showing the way are a very nice composition. :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very clever use of your mountainous curves. I still remember driving through that area of the country.

imac said...

Greatest curves for Roads Kathy, also liked saddle, and hooks.