John & Anne Wiley

2012/09/11

Flying High

So now we’ve skipped past several fun family days in Edmonton, and here are some more pix from our flight to High Prairie. Joy had gone there by car with relatives, and we flew up to get her for our return trip to SB. The flight North was smoky due to distant fires, but I still snapped some scenes like this study of how water interacts with the plains.

2176 Water Plays

2176 Water Plays

I was going to call this one Water Works, but it looks so playful. The town of High Prairie itself has a romance about it that we enjoyed both on the ground and from the air.

2206 High Prairie, AB

2206 High Prairie, AB

Flying back we returned to smokier air, yet still enjoyed the miles of forest where I’d imagined only plowed grasslands.

2215 Prairie Forest

2215 Prairie Forest

The patchwork of logged, regrown, burned and eroded areas makes for an interesting landscape full of variations.

2217 Patchwork Forest

2217 Patchwork Forest

People work there and leave plenty of signs on the landscape, and do get out to enjoy it too. This could be a combination of business and pleasure.

2221 Wilderness Boating

2221 Wilderness Boating

It seems I’m wired to enjoy the shapes people create in their interactions with the land, because it’s just endlessly fascinating artwork to me. Often it looks like they’ve designed things specially for viewing from above, and some few probably have.

2231 Art For Aviators

2231 Art For Aviators

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