Jun 9, 2014

Freeway Bushes

For as long as I can remember we've called oleander freeway bushes. They are prominent in the median strip all up and down California's Central Valley. When Bekah moved to Fresno in 1998 I became intimately acquainted with the miles and miles of oleander median. It was comment to drive past oleanders as big as a house, and I'm not exaggerating!

Sometime about 10-12 years ago CalTrans decided they needed to add a center guardrail which meant they buzzed off all of the bushes at ground height. I was just sick!

So this trip, when I saw that some of the large white ones were as tall as semis I felt happy again! All is well in the freeway bush department. 


boucherfamily@juno.com said...

My memory is when we went to San Francisco with Mr Schultz and the CSF. He would sing, "O-le, o-le-annn-der," over and over.

Mom and Dad said...

Have been enjoying the "freeway bushes" since we have came. They seem to be all over and so pretty.