John & Anne Wiley

2018/02/19

Where Were We?

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Inner World,Nature,SB Region — John @ 02:20

It’s surprising to me how long it’s been since the last post here. Halloween ’17! Before that I’d been catching up on fav pix after our return from the HI/NZ/AU trip, and doing that’s what had gotten me so far behind our subsequent 2017 pix. So to pick it up again, here’s something that caught my eye on a 2/28/17 flight.

6001 Scruff

6001 Scruff

Sometimes a texture like this just intrigues me. It’s dry reeds on the southwest shore of little Lake Los Carneros. But before reading that did your mind tumble for a moment pondering what it might be? On a less esoteric note, how about these pix from our 3/9 flight?

6280 Rey Fire Poppies

6280 Rey Fire Poppies

As with our most recent local disaster, the Rey Fire over in Santa Ynez Valley was horrific. These poppies sprang up as if to ease the recovery. Over in the Figueroa Mountain area we saw more scattered wildflowers clinging to striated sandstone cliffs.

6359 Clinging Colors

6359 Clinging Colors

Turning toward SBA the temporary respite from drought had brought color to the silent playground of Neverland Ranch.

6443 Neverland Colors

6443 Neverland Colors

Crossing the Santa Ynez River there was a trickle of water not from rain, but a valley water table nourishing release from Bradbury Dam upstream.

6489 Green Valley

6489 Green Valley

Turning toward the East along the coast to home, a fleeting skirt of brilliant green trimmed the feet of our struggling thirsty mountains.

6580 Fringe Green

6580 Fringe Green

To cap the brief flight, this whale breathed us a rainbow as if offering more moisture.

6604 Lingering Mist

6604 Lingering Mist

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