Monday, December 5, 2011

Back to the Grind


It's Monday.  Time to go back to work.  I'm fortunate that I don't have to use the freeways through the city in order to get to and from work.  One day a week ago, I attended an afternoon event and made the mistake of getting on the freeway to head home.  This was the scene as we headed west toward Phoenix with the late afternoon sunset lighting the sky.

21 comments:

Gunn said...

I like this, all the lights and a beautiful sky!
have a nice happy new week!

biebkriebels said...

It looks colourful, but it is boring to drive in a jam. At least you had a beautiful sky to look at.

Kathy said...

That is one thing I don't miss about the city!

brattcat said...

there are more cars on this one section of road than there are people in our small town, i think.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Look at the bright side. At least the freeway traffic was going so slowly that you could safely take this photo.

By the way, i could have told you never to get on the I-10 heading west into central Phoenix during the evening rush hour. I get on the freeway at 7th or 3rd street every day heading east, and traffic is almost always backed up out of the Deck Park tunnel.

Thérèse said...

and the sunset views can be very distracting...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think freeways are the same in cities everywhere Sharon, but this makes a great image with the fabulous sky and the glowing lights.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Not a bad view to your way back from work.

Jarart said...

Yuck. This is why we don't come down your way much. at least you had some nice sky color to look at.

Magpie said...

How did you manage to take a picture that actually made that gridlock look pretty...must be that lovely sky. :)

glenda said...

I agree with you on the freeways. I avoid them when I can. You captured a very interesting sky.

Teresa said...

This is a cool scene-even better that you had the opportunity to capture it!

Karl said...

Beautiful photo Sharon, I like it a lot, but a bad situation for motorists...

RedPat said...

it's the same here! So frustrating!!

Regina K said...

I hate traffic and congestion. One of the reasons I head to work early because I can head home before the rush hour.

Kate said...

Looks like a pretty grim ride with all that traffic.

Randy said...

I do not miss that one bit.

Lowell said...

Yikes! Makes me glad I'm retired. I think Phoenix was a little town (more or less, relatively speaking) when we lived there.

Houston, I understand, is the same way or worse. A friend of mine lives in the suburb of Katy, Texas. It used to take 30 minutes to get to town. Now it takes 2 hours!

A very dramatic photo - I especially like the contrast between the red tail lights and the yellow/orangish sky!

Jack said...

I think the correct description is "yucky." When I worked in Boston, I faced this every day, both directions. But, after moving to Hartford, traffic jams are mostly a distant memory. I did commute on numbered highways most of the time, but an advantage of a smaller city (and going in the opposite direction of most commuters) was that I ran into negligible traffic. Now I am retired and don't see this at all!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I guess that is one good thing about being semi-unemployed! I used to have to drive them all the time. Ugh.

JM said...

What a fantastic shot, Sharon!