John & Anne Wiley

2012/07/25

Unknown Lands

Flying makes the familiar unknown. Not just the fact that it’s almost impossible at first for most people to figure out what familiar landmarks they’re looking at. Everything just looks so different from a quarter mile up. But there’s also the fact that few people have followed every road in their familiar territory. So it is that we discovered this beautiful “unknown” farm in an area we’ve flown over many times.

1235 Paradise Nearby

1235 Paradise Nearby

Tucked into the trees, it’s a restful retreat amid the fields and nearby hills. Despite many flights to Lompoc, we’d never noticed this area.

1228 Lompoc Lakes

1228 Lompoc Lakes

How many times have we flown over or driven past this farm house sheltering from the winds in a huddle of trees that also filters out the whoosh of cars passing.

1238 Huddle

1238 Huddle

Not far away a hacienda crouches among sweeping hills and rolling vineyards, blending amiably with the terrain in homage to past centuries.

1239 Compatibility

1239 Compatibility

Yes, flying offers an invitation to wander and explore not just the familiar. Flying intimately with the earth at an easy pace can lift you effortlessly into the unknown.

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