John & Anne Wiley



When I was a kid, on one or two years we had a “flocked” Christmas tree. In case you don’t know, it’s basically a cut tree that’s been sprayed with asbestos or something to give the appearance of being covered with snow. Well looking at cropped versions of my zoom pix from Monday’s flight in the mountains, I found this one where you might be able to see “flocked” trees at the top. Click to see the largest version, or better yet visit my Photo Page by clicking the link in the right column ->

3471 Snowy Trees

3471 Snowy Trees

This year we’ve been contemplating and talking about what this season means to us. Maybe that’s why the flocked trees stood out to me. Fun to remember the good times I’ve enjoyed walking in terrain like this, looking up at the trees, and hearing the song of a small plane humming in the distance. The more places we’ve been, the greater number of perspectives we can embrace where we are.


Anne’s Eye

Filed under: by Anne,Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,SB Region — John @ 09:49

I downloaded some pix from Anne’s camera today, and found this one I like from Monday’s flight. This was just as we were turning at Gaviota Beach heading home to Santa Barbara. Maybe anyone uncomfortable with flying won’t agree, but I like that she matched our tilt rather than trying to level the ocean. Makes for a fun angle on everything.

0823 Tilted Planet

0823 Tilted Planet

Point Conception is at the top, and top-right is the part of Vandenberg where the rockets are still launched sometimes.

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