John & Anne Wiley

2013/01/01

’12 Final Minutes Aloft

Our final minutes aloft of 2012 brought a delightful and refreshing variety of scenes into our hearts. Taking off, this familiar view past UCSB to the islands immediately launched us into bliss.

2393 UC Launch

2393 UC Launch

Somehow the shapes and colors of this view bring instant relaxation and delight, even viewing this tiny impression of the remarkable scene we were immersed in. Moments later as we turned North to climb over the front country mountains of the Santa Ynez range, the luscious green hills made our hearts soar with the joys of Spring.

2395 Green Hills of Home

2395 Green Hills of Home

After we’d lifted effortlessly over Painted Cave and climbed across Santa Ynez Valley, snowy peaks of the San Rafael and Sierra Madre brought us to this wintry wonderland.

2420 Wintry Wonderland

2420 Wintry Wonderland

Turning homeward we descended past East Camino Cielo where snow lingers on that much lower slope in the shadows of the North slope.

2448 Snow Over Sun

2448 Snow Over Sun

The sun lit a hazy glow from agricultural burns in the region, giving a bluish glow to this scene that encompasses the snowy ridge and the nearby harbor where people are wading in the sea. Such a short flight ably demonstrates the breadth of delights within easy reach of our community. A wonderful way to invest our final minutes aloft in this year that has brought us so many wonderful moments. May your coming Lucky ’13 overflow with Love, Friendship and warm memories.

 

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