Ted Grussing is a Photographer, Soaring Pilot, Attorney, Custom Jewelry Designer and Caregiver.
Three minutes after I started rolling on Rwy 21, I was airborne and looking at the beauty up on the plateau … I spent a few minutes getting shots such as this and then headed up to get closer shots … truth be told I like this one as much as any of the others I shot because I captured the beauty of Sedona as well as the peaks and the plateau.
This is a departure from the usual fare, but with pile burning season upon us and the noxious emissions released into the air at the worst possible time of year for the smoke to go anywhere I will be offering some views, studies, photographs and suggestions that have merit and could be implemented in the management of the forests. I have no degree or formal training in fire, but I know some of the brightest people who do and we talk and they share with me.
One of the things I enjoy most about flying is the solitude and quietude and the ever changing airscapes over planet earth …
The mountain … it was fun to be back up at the peaks, winds were down to 20 kts at altitude and perpendicular to the west facing slopes, so I made a number of passes along the mountain starting at 12,500’ and swinging back at successively lower altitudes.
I’m not sure what the three ducks on the water are thinking as they eye the invading force that is about to splash down right in front of them … and can you imagine three planes coming in for a landing like this … major news events with airplane parts scattered all over the place, but these characters do it all day long
Every once in a while it is fun to try something new and on this particular flight I did …
I received quite a few replies today complimenting me on my fine food choices, but then I received a few who thought my food choices needed massive enhancements and I was setting a bad example
Listen to the warm … an evening listening to the musical poetry of Rod McKuen and today was just one of those days where plans shift … some things get done and others are put off for another day and given the nature of the things I put off,
I did a lot around the house this morning hoping the temperature would go up a bit, but the sun didn’t have a chance to warm the earth as it was blocked by an overcast sky; it did not deter One, who extended her outing to almost an hour before deciding it was time to come in and continue the viewing from her perch on the kitchen table looking out over the expanse between the 10th green and the 11th tee box where we live.
While we were eating turkey, this young lady was eating grass, compliments of Chaparral Pines Golf course.