Things celestial and flights of fancy

Nature and opportunity, providing a planetary alignment of delightful sensory excess over twenty-four hours on January 15 and 16—embracing the time for two moonrises and a moonset in between.

Mountain moonrise from Del Mar's Torrey Pines ridge

Mountain moonrise from Del Mar’s Torrey Pines ridge

Moon-up on Wednesday evening the 15th.

Then, a quiet gentle moon-down the next morning.

Moonset from the living room deck

Moonset from the living room deck

That Thursday afternoon, embracing the visceral pleasure of taking wing, trike flying with chum Howard in the Anza Borrego desert.  ‘Tis a blessedly breezy affair.  You need elements?  Just extend your hand to your side.

Liftoff

Liftoff

The badlands

The badlands

Low and slow

Low and slow

Sundown's coming

Sundown’s coming

And then, the day over, an hour after sunset, time for another moonrise.  The Cirrus carpet-ride awaiting our return flight to San Diego, posing with the lunar glow as the moon rises over the Santa Rosa mountains and the Bandlands to the east.

Stars, moon glow and the Cirrus

Stars, moon glow and the Cirrus

God does not subtract from man’s allotted time, days spent in blissful giddiness.  My story, and I’m sticking with it.

3 Comments on “Things celestial and flights of fancy

  1. Those badlands are pretty amazing. They would be much harder to appreciate from the ground. You had the best bird’s eye view!

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