I have about a 45 minute drive to work and there are dirt roads and gravel I travel on and there are many sites and smells a long the way. You think 45 minutes is a long time but when you enjoy your trip it doesn't really matter, I have lost count of the many times I have seen foxes hiding in the bushes as I drive past or foxes taking their tasty morsel of road kill or little rabbits scurrying across the road ahead or right in front of me and then there are the kangaroos and wallabies that I see in the paddocks or on the side of the road just standing there or the ones that jump right out in front of you and you curse them as they bounce off into the bush. I have to mention the Goannas that lazily cross the road or run high on their legs across the road and run up the nearest tree and the many gecko lizards sunning on the road or the red belly and brown snakes that I try to swerve. Then there is the occasional turtle with its neck out stretch crossing the road, sometimes I have stopped and carried it across because the thought of a car coming before it has safely reached the other side is too much for me. I have seen other wildlife cross my path such as Echidnas, wombats and the number of eagles I have come across eating road kill is amazing, one I thought was injured so I stopped and he jumped to the side of the road and crawled under the fence and eventually flew off ever so slowly.
Now for the smells, I now know when I am travelling if I see old road kill on the road to quickly wind my window up or the smell lingers for a while in the car. I love the smell as I cross a creek or the smell of freshly ploughed fields or freshly cut lucerne and the smell after it has just rained.
I love looking at the mountains ,the hills and the paddocks of sheep and cattle as I drive along so my trip to work is so amazing and refreshing and a lovely way to start the day
You just wait till I till you about my trip home from work now that is another story :)