Sandy Gabrielli wake up sleepyhead
I’ve mostly used the short plane trips from San Jose and Reno each week during my class completion adventure to do homework, but last week we had a clear view of Yosemite. I noticed that the Aspens have turned in the Sierras. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fall+sierra+trees&view=detail&id=162C4E4B10D3E6E4034DD3351BEA5CFD97BA2148&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR This was disappointing because we had camped there the previous weekend and though we slept in bitter cold, we did not see trees turning. It was great to see it from above.
Flying over the Sierra’s you see dry desert and sparce pine forest, hidden lakes, dustings of snow and an occassional ribbon or pool of yellow. I remember going on a weekend photography expedition with a neighbor years ago to Montgomery Pass. We stood in an umbrella of yellow leaves, yellow everywhere. The yellow on your skin made you feel like sunshine. I wish I could drive into these little valleys now, but guess what, no roads appear to go there as you can only tell from an airplane.
I did start to notice alphabet letters. Took a couple of very poor shots with the cell phone. Will include cropped items if the letters are apparent.