Beyond the Tips of Silver Wings—Monday, August 10, 2015

Early, early Sunday morning we received a phone call from a friend asking us to come fly with him.

GoNot being people who could turn down and invitation of such wonderful magnitude… we were off!

COnfluence-LaeThere (just above the wing tip),  was Confluence Lake, in our small town of Delta, Colorado. You can also see the  Gunnison River flowing toward Grand Junction, Colorado,  and two large fields of sunflowers on the top of lower California Mesa.

GMWe flew above the North Fork Delta County,  and then he took us over Grand Mesa.

BCAs time went on we traveled over the Book Cliffs (where wild horses roam) just above the city of Grand Junction, Colorado.

UncompahgreThen over the rugged and beautiful Uncompahgre Plateau (Un-come-pah-gray, with the accent on the pah)

Us-2The smoke from all the fires made the air a little hazy, but suddenly we were flying over our farm.

Coming-inWhat a joy!  What an amazing adventure and a delightful gift!

Sunday in the air!

Your friend on a Western Colorado farm,



47 thoughts on “Beyond the Tips of Silver Wings—Monday, August 10, 2015

  1. The Eagle and the Hawk

    I am the eagle, I live in high country,
    In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky,
    I am the hawk and there’s blood on my feathers,
    But time is still turning, they soon will be dry,
    And all those who see me, and all who believe in me,
    Share in the freedom I feel when I fly!

    Come dance with the west wind,
    And touch all the mountain tops,
    Sail o’er the canyons, and up to the stars,
    And reach for the heavens, and hope for the future,
    And all that we can be, not what we are.

    — John Denver

    I think he said it! A favourite of yours, I believe…

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  2. Great to be able to see all this from above.
    You get a true perceptive of the topography of the
    land around your neighbourhood etc.
    I would think both Terry and you, got a great sense of pride
    looking down on your farming handiwork?

    Wild mustangs ( Called Brumbies here) – now that would
    be interesting to get photographs of in their habitat.
    Perfect weather for August and the Brisbane Agricultural Exhibition.
    The committee must be over the moon with this most unlike the
    usual August wind and freeze!

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  3. gosh darn it! THAT is a trip i’ve wanted to make 4-half-of-ever! every time we fly to/from GJ i’m glued to the window, getting the “big picture” of our area. The picture above Mt. Garfield is magnificent! (and i’ve been exploring Uncompahgre on/from the ground, but really enjoy the aerial aspect!)

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