John & Anne Wiley

2011/07/02

Deep Breath

We took a quick and quiet flight over SB today, and even more than yesterday’s sunset flight the views were breathtaking. But a better word might be breathmaking, because several times we each would take a deep breath looking at the scenes. Tripp finally got out of her annual inspection last night at sunset, so of course we immediately went on a short flight. In the Santa Ynez Valley, some smoke from recent small fires was still hanging in the air to give magical accents to the sunset hues.

1530 Smoky SYV Sunset

1530 Smoky SYV Sunset

Today we stayed over SB, and it was lovely with fog hanging along the beach. Alas, I’d left my camera set at high-speed from last night so most of my pix are overexposed. This one of Tangerine Falls came out ok, and if you click it to see the large version (or better yet click my Photo Page link in the right column here and see a larger one) you can make out people who’ve made the hike up to bathe in the rock pool at the base.

1564 Tangerine (Flip) Falls

1564 Tangerine (Flip) Falls

Until readers on Edhat had shared the name, I called it Flip Flop Falls because after a heavy rain it flips several times on the way down. Looking at the Summer growth of tangerine-colored moss on the rocks, I guess that’s how it got named. I also like this shot of Hope Ranch with a cozy fog blanket close to shore. Maybe Anne will share some of her pix later.

1585 Hope Ranch & Fog

1585 Hope Ranch & Fog

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