Friday, September 28, 2012

Up and Down

Just a quick post tonight.  It's been a long day. 

I've had frustrations with my computer here in Arizona and transferring pictures from my iPad to the computer, but I think I have it figured out.  Problem is, I wasn't able to edit the pictures so what you see here is raw - straight from the iPad.  They looked amazing on the iPad but lost something in the translation.

Lloyd and I came to Arizona today for 10 days.  He has business down here and I'm along for the fun, the sun and the pool.

I thought I'd use my 3rd generation iPad to take pictures from the plane's window.  There's been so much hype about the wonderful quality of  'retinal imaging'.  They really do look great on the iPad screen.

This first picture is toward the end of our trip, on our descent into Mesa.  There's a huge crack in the surface of the earth.  I think it might be a dry river, but it's hard for me to tell for sure.

The next one is one of a series of shots I took of the fluffy clouds beneath the plane. They were so pretty.  All those dark spots on the ground are actually shadows cast by the puffy clouds.

This last one is low in the approach to Mesa.  That town isn't Mesa - much too small - but one that we passed over on our way down.

I love seeing earth's features from high above it.  Puts things into perspective a bit.

Enjoy your weekend.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you enjoy your pool time there. The pictures are beautiful and yes, they do put things in perspective when you look at our earth like that. Hope your weekend is a wonderful one!

Delena said...

Enjoy your time in Arizona. It is going to snow/flurry here on Tuesday and Wednesday!

Granny Annie said...

Those are some very cool pictures. I have not been on an airplane in years and the sights are missed. Thanks for sharing yours.

RoeH said...

That's my favorite part of flying. Just seeing the earth and all of her goings ons.

Mickey said...

I love taking pics from an airplane window! Trouble is I am never sure where exactly they are! Sure looks dry.

Guess what weatherman is mentioning tonight? S---!
Enjoy your warmth!

thisisme said...

How lovely that you are going to get some warmth! Those are super shots taken from the air. I always love the see the fluffy white clouds when I am on an aeroplane. Enjoy your trip.

Kath said...

Last chance to work on your suntan??

Thats a scary looking crack in the drought ridden earth. :(