It's that time of the year. It's harvest time. Apples are being picked, and have been picked for at least the last month. Pears before that, and then stone fruit. Apples are by far the most numerous, though. That shows in the number of fruit trucks, which slowly meander throughout the valley with no apparent objective in mind. They just wander all over the place. Some people might think they are headed to specific store houses, but you can see loaded truck after loaded truck pass each other going opposite directions. You would think they could go from point A to point B without having to wander around so much. Why do they simply seem to take up space on the road? There is no rhyme or reason to their chaotic shuffling from here to there to here again apart from getting in my way.
The thing that makes them far from innocuous, though, is that because they are loaded they are much slower than other traffic. So one loaded fruit truck can slow down an entire line of cars. Once in a blue moon you might see a fruit truck pull over to let traffic by, but that is such a rare occasion, you might be better off to buy a lotto tick and expect to win more often!
So, this is the scene you can see more often than not on my way too and from work.
On the bright side, I do eventually get home and then Chloe and I go get the "May-el." I can't complain about that. She is awesome.