John & Anne Wiley

2012/07/20

Some Days

Most mornings we look out the window and delight to the beauty, just like most people who consciously chose to live here. But on some days the particular type of beauty we see, strikes us differently than most people. You see, especially clear and calm air like we saw today brings a slow smile as we think about how to clear our schedule and go flying.

1420 Some Days

1420 Some Days

This is what I’m talking about. See, we can tell with a glance at our mountains and a quick check on an aviation satellite view, that we’ll be treated to vistas like this. The islands so “close” you can touch them out there floating on a thin haze. The light and colors so crisp your mouth waters. It was even better a couple of hours earlier, but we dallied around the house getting ready. Still a somewhat tolerable ride in clear and calm air tho. 😉

1456 Lake Casitas

1456 Lake Casitas

We flew over to Santa Paula and passing the lake it was even more magnificent than usual as we looked back toward Santa Barbara. Some days I see shapes and colors differently while flying. As abstract art. Like this.

1455 Abstract

1455 Abstract

Even the vast suburbia of Camarillo/Oxnard looks abstract to me in such moods, so maybe you can forgive my sharing these. Chalk it up to aerophiliac euphoria. 😉

1468 Patterns

1468 Patterns

I’m sending more words & pix from today to Edhat, and putting others (and maybe a video) on my Photo Page (links in the right column here). But here’s one more to represent another remarkably fun and mood elevating thing we did today. After stopping by home for a quick meal we went downtown to a mellow free “Hot Club Sandwich” concert at Chase Palm Park. People dancing, kids of all ages, picnics, family fun, dating scene, and a balloon artist.

1535 Balloon Bargain

1535 Balloon Bargain

Some days, life is almost unbearably sweet.

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