Finally Flying – Skywatch

 

Happy Skywatch Friday.  And an especially happy New Years to all my skywatch friends.  This has been a fun thing for me this year – and I appreciate your kind visits and comments.

The weather finally cooperated on Sunday.  My brother checked the weather and deemed it acceptable for flying.  And really, it was perfect.  I won’t spill all the fun beans on one post, but here were the highlights.

There’s my pond . . . that little puddle near the tree line.  Pretty wild, huh?  And the barns look like Monopoly houses.  This was so much fun.

 

When we weren’t farming we used to spend LOTS of time here – at the lake.  The water is low because the lake is used to generate electricity in the winter time.  During the summer it fills up (provided there is not a drought) and it’s a wonderful play place.  The dock nearest the center of the picture is the family lake house.  We all share it – and can play on the water any time we want.  It’s about 45 minutes away from where we live (by windy roads).

 

This characterizes the area pretty well – lots of rolling hills/mountains.  Very little is cleared. 

 

I loved being in the plane – my brother is an amazing pilot who was very generous with his time and resources. 

 

Hope your skies are clear and your 2009 is beautiful.  You can see other skies from all over the world by visiting here.

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33 Responses to “Finally Flying – Skywatch”

  1. Louise Says:

    Love these photos. Of course I’m wildly jealous of the lake. But I REALLY like the last photo with the layers of hills. One of my favorite types of pictures. I always want to duplicate those by tearing paper and making a picture. Someday I will.

  2. ViennaDaily Says:

    Wonderful fly by shots, very clean blue…Happy swf!

  3. Steffi Says:

    Happy New Year 2009 and Happy SWF!Really nice pictures!Fantastic !

  4. East Gwillimbury WOW! Says:

    It’s wonderful to look at your property from the air. How cool!
    All the best in 2009!

  5. Becky Says:

    Your place is even more beauitful from the air.
    Thanks for the ride!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. imac Says:

    Beautiful shots from the air Plane -chopper – balloon??

  7. Gill Says:

    what great photos……..

    Gill in Canada

  8. Lilli Says:

    Beautiful shots Love your pond

  9. SandyCarlson Says:

    You are an adventurous lady!

  10. Chris Says:

    Fantastic pictures! I love the pond! *gg*

  11. Madge Says:

    show off.

  12. Sue Says:

    I’m glad I remembered to come back to your blog. What a fun time it looks like you had, taking pics from a different perspective. Great shots!

  13. Larry D Says:

    Great skywatch photos!

  14. Jeannelle Says:

    Very cool! SkyWatch in reverse! I have never flown, so these scenes are amazing to see, and I think you’re very brave.

  15. Carletta Says:

    What a great post!
    This was a wonderful idea. It was nice seeing the ‘farm’ from a different view.
    What a great brother huh!

    Happy New Year!

  16. Lady Fi Says:

    Oh – really great pictures! I love getting a bird’s eye view of things.

  17. ESNORWAY Says:

    nice pics happy new year

  18. Arija Says:

    It is fun flying low over your own farm and getting another perspective of your familiar surroundings. The Prof. flies too snd we have taken the g-children up over the farm as well.
    What a treat for you.

  19. Coca Cutie Says:

    WOW! These are quite beautiful and original!

    Happy 2009!

  20. The Arthur Clan Says:

    That must have been so much fun! I love all of your captures…really pretty.

  21. Dot O Says:

    Beautiful mountain top shot!

  22. Maggie Says:

    Love seeing the different perspective. I love maps, so seeing things from the air is fascinating to me.

  23. bowledover Says:

    I am happy for your pleasure in flight. I spotted your pond first.
    Lovely photos.
    Happy New Year.

  24. Dewdrop Says:

    What a wonderful adventure!!! How awesome to have a brother as a pilot! Where are you this week. You are missed.

  25. Don Says:

    saw the pond in a different light

  26. Milena Says:

    How lucky you are. What wonderful way to view your little domain. And on such a bright, blue day. I loved these photos. A belated Happy New Year to you and trust you find yourself and the family well.

  27. Dewdrop Says:

    Hey… where are you?

  28. don Says:

    bEAUTIFULL or beautifull even Well done .Don

  29. Valerie White Says:

    hey girlfriend…happy new year! Hope things are well with you….need to get you on Facebook so we can “visit” long distance. Miss ya!

  30. Dewdrop Says:

    Deirdre, WHERE ARE YOU?!

  31. bowledover Says:

    Hi there RFC you may be out of sight but you are not out of mind. Be safe, well and happy.

  32. bowledover Says:

    Hey there we have snow its lovely to look at and masks sounds, so its a quiet world I am living in.
    Can’t help but wonder, we have not heard from you for a while.
    Hope all is well and you will be able to continue with the SWF pictures and your lovely commentary.
    Be well, safe and happy.

  33. susie of arabia Says:

    New to your blog – and just wanted to say I’m enjoying all your photos and stories. Those aerial shots are great!

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