— Airborne —
December 15, 2008 — Greetings from San Francisco.
We arrived Saturday and so far it has been quite wet. It even hailed today!
As such, I haven't attempted (nor have I been tempted) to pull out my camera.
I was, however, able to do some shooting from the safety and relative comfort
of my window seat during the Atlanta/San Francisco leg of our journey. My husband
commented that I should name this installment "Find the Dane" because,
according to him, there has to be one down there somewhere. Instead, I think
I'll dedicate this week's "show"
to Scot and Peg Billings because they refuse to fly. Ever. (Such sensible people.)
I can't say I enjoy flying — especially since 911 — but sometimes
the view is worth the discomfort. So for all of you who refuse to fly, or
hate to fly, here's a little treat:
For inquiring minds, I began shooting somewhere over
Colorado. The photos are in sequence. The last 5 photographs
were taken during our approach to San Francisco International Airport. They
reveal the colorful commercial salt ponds located along San Francisco
Bay's south shoreline. My husband, the all-knowing scientist, tells me that algae,
brine shrimp and bacteria are responsible for the gorgeous color shifts. Salinity
concentration controls the distribution of those organisms.
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