October 13th, 2002

and AWAAAAAAAAY!

Fall Flight

Got to go Up, yesterday, in a Cessna 172. I can't currently afford to take the plane myself, so I rode as a passenger of xmurf (Thanks, neuro!). It was, as always, achingly beautiful. Clear crisp open fall day, silver on the waters of the sound and silver the mists Rainier cups at his base. The trees below mostly evergreens, but here and there a lacy-looking deciduous creeping into scarlet or gold. Eternal blue sky. That faint metallic hint of chill fall air has, distant woodsmoke smudged on the horizon and scenting the air. Mmmm.
As it was not my hands on the yoke, I got to take pictures, and I'll hopefully get them back today or tommorrow. Also on this roll: the "scenic route" gfish and xiadyn and I took on the way to the film festival, forest and water and abandoned concrete power shed overgrown with green; foraging with tylik, which was both educational (which I was expecting) and great fun (which I wasn't), but I'd been kinda holding off on making an entry til I had the photos to go with my rough sketches of herbs and things.
So, in summary: Flying fun. Fall fun. Fotos forthcoming (and hopefully fun).