WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: ASCEND

Up and away, the little two-person antique flying machine went. From the leafy green lawn in front of the hangar, into the skies and then it was gone into the clouds.


    • Marilyn Armstrong December 14, 2017 / 12:22 am

      Doesn’t it? I really wanted to do it, but there wasn’t any time left. He took that one young lady up and he was gone for close to an hour. We had a long ride home. Maybe next time.


      • AlexisChateauPR December 14, 2017 / 12:49 pm

        Well, if you ever do make it up there be sure to bring the camera!


  1. slmret December 14, 2017 / 12:21 am

    Ascend, Q’s, they’re wonderful photos!


    • Marilyn Armstrong December 14, 2017 / 12:22 am

      And such fun to take them, too. How are your fires doing? They haven’t been top of the news lately, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone. Are you OK?

      Liked by 1 person

      • slmret December 14, 2017 / 12:32 am

        I am quite safe still — unless another fire should break out closer to here. I’m about 150 miles away, and the fire is burning in the other direction. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to go to Santa Barbara for Christmas — that would be a real bummer if I can’t, after 6 months of being grounded! The Thomas fire is still burning, and moving towards Santa Barbara, but the winds have been quieter for the last couple of days. They are expecting serious winds overnight on Friday night — the type that could take out part of Santa Barbara!. On the other hand, the fire is about to burn into an area that was ravaged by fire within the last couple of years — that will slow it down and change the nature of the burn — two year old grasses burn very differently than shrubs that are 60 years old! I need to re=read George Steward’s FIRE!


        • Marilyn Armstrong December 14, 2017 / 11:40 am

          Stewart really got the nature of natural disaster. Pity his books have rarely been made into viewable movies, though the Disney version of the fire isn’t bad — just unavailable.

          I’m so glad you are alright. I have learned not to assume a problem has gone away just because it isn’t on the news cycle. The Moore non-election really took over the airwaves. No more room for fire … but I bet they will get back to it this week.

          It does sound like Santa Barbara isn’t you best choice for the holidays, though maybe there will be a miracle yet. We can hope. If they can elect a democrat in Alabama, ANYTHING is possible.

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          • slmret December 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

            Even in Los Angeles, the fire has taken a back seat — it’s now Santa Barbara’s problem, and dominates the news there! They are really working hard to stop the fire, with hand crews and helicopters and old fire lines, but also with major burn-out backfiring if necessary. This weekend should tell the story.


  2. angloswiss December 14, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Good photos with the sky in the background


  3. jcalberta December 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

    An experience to remember. Spare me any barrel rolls or loop de loops though.


  4. Covert Novelist December 14, 2017 / 11:56 am

    There’s such a freedom in flying, soaring! Your pictures do you credit!


  5. swo8 December 14, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    It must have been a wonderful day there.


    • Marilyn Armstrong December 14, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      It was a lovely summer day. Warm not hot. Clear, with some puffy clouds. As nice a day as we ever get around here πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

        • Marilyn Armstrong December 14, 2017 / 8:51 pm

          We are into the “a little snow every day” mode. Even though it isn’t predicted, there are a couple of inches each morning.

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          • swo8 December 15, 2017 / 11:01 am

            There’s a few flakes falling here now too. It can, unfortunately, add up.


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