The Journey Home. Musings From Above the Clouds.

The sun rises. Cloud “mountains” cast long shadows on the soft cotton fields of the skies. The world below is  waking up to a new day.

sunrise 2 B in the sky FIIt is easy to be present. Right here, right now. At 39,000 feet. Mind calms down. The chatter quiets. I am.

moon and a plane FIThen, pictures of tranquil countryside flash by. Cloudy days with light snowfall.

snow and the lake B fiThe sleeping apple garden getting a white makeover. More to come. Much more by the time winter is over.

apple garden and snow fiSunny days when the sky colors the waters. Like dreams of peace for humanity.

lake at sunrise fisunrise sky reflected FIAnd the short December days of the north, when dusk starts in mid afternoon.

rainy afternoon FIReflections of rain drops and bird houses. Inhabitants long gone. Migrated to southern shores.

bird house in the forest FICockpit announces fair weather, scattered clouds. I look out. A solid blanket of clouds. I smile. London calling.

scattered clouds over London FIAnd so we dive into the soft drifting clouds. Riding through them towards the earth. Saying goodbye to the sun. And hello to the big city. Or so I thought.

sinking into the clouds FIWe circle around and around. Sightseeing from the skies. The big picture. Included in the ticket price.

london from the air 3 FI london from the air 4 FIAnd so the journey home continues. Invigorated by the change of scenery. Serenity for the soul.  Family. The heart-warming smiles and hugs. And the good night kisses generously offered by the dog.

pebbe dog fiFrom one home to another. I arrive just as the sun is diving into the ocean. Familiar and comforting.

sunset 4I wish you all a wonderful upcoming weekend.

61 thoughts on “The Journey Home. Musings From Above the Clouds.”

    1. It was a great trip, and I hope its good effects will last for a while even now that I’m swamped with work. Thanks for riding along, Val ❤

    1. Happy you liked them, Hien. This was the first time I took “sky” pictures with my real camera instead of the phone. And I was lucky to sit at a fairly clean window coming back home 🙂

    1. Maybe because one has no control (which is an illusion anyway) over anything up in the air, I find it easier to be present in each moment when I’m up there. I wish you too a beautiful weekend.

    1. Happy you liked my images of the heavens and earth. This weekend I hope to get the time to go see my friends at the salt marsh 🙂 Have a wonderful one my friend!

    1. It’s nice to be closer to heaven and above all the worldly hubbub for a while 😀 I’m grateful for a good trip, it’s always good to see my dad, my sister and other family.

  1. Gosh, Tiny. You flew me away – back to that here-and-now, larger-than- life sense of being present that you get when up in the sky and doing a long haul flight. Journeying of another order above the cloud belt. Happy home comings!

    1. Oh, my travels nowadays are fairly short because of obligations here at home. But it was wonderful. And I only get jet lag when going east, coming this way I’m right in my element as a night owl 🙂

    1. Okay, full disclosure. I’m really bogged down with work this month, and probably January as well, BUT I need breaks and they will be used to visit the salt marsh and the beach. I had the first such break today, but haven’t had the time to even look at the pictures as yet. Hopefully by Sunday evening there will be some birds 🙂

  2. Welcome back, Tiny! I got back to Toronto late last night, too. Today has been a blur of trying to catch up on work, unpacking, hair appointment and blog reading during intermittent breaks. Enjoy your weekend and hope the jetlag isn’t too bad for you!

    1. Strangely I never get any jet lag coming back west, but you should see me flying east and losing 5-7 hours of the day. My brain probably works at half power 🙂 You’re really busy, but so am I now. I would say slightly overcommitted…

      1. Yep, same here. I love flying to the west coast and never have issues with jet lag. Coming back Thursday did me in. I’ve averaged 4 hrs sleep each if the last 2 nights. 😦

  3. Peaceful reflection. I felt I was up there too. A moment to take a breath and just be. How calming and a wonderful way to start my day charged and ready to tackle yet another project. The wonders and happiness you bring to so many. I’m delighted to know you through this awesome space.

  4. Poor my words to describe the magic of your photos and the accompanied captions,dear Tiny!A fascinating series of sceneries and aerial photos,and each illustration a poem in itself!Your descriptions bring out noble and warm sentiments that always tug my heartstrings.As for the welcoming bear hugs and the furry-kid’s excitment,I can visualise the scenes,I can feel the joy you all felt!A wonderful journey from one home to another home.Now,you live with well-cherished memories and you look forward to your new journey towards the place of your childhood.Thank you for all the memorable experiences you shared with us!Take care ~ Enjoy your day 🙂 xxx

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