We’re getting ready to climb in a little Cessna airplane. Would you like to go flying with Martin and me?
Look straight ahead and say hello to flying over the tips some lower mountains and goodbye to mountain snow. We’re going to see if we can get a little lift and pop our plane higher into the sky. Hang on!
I love doing that! You often see see birds soaring through these thermals in the spring and summer, too. It’s an easy and exhilarating way to get higher without exerting extra.
Now that we’ve got some altitude, let’s go look around some of the neighboring valleys.
If all the snow has left the mountains, where has it gone?
Hello to swelling, muddy rivers.
Hello to florescent, irrigated crops and lawns. Hello to earth in its natural, unirrigated state around here: brown.
And goodbye to all worry when we are in the sky. Martin and I cannot wait to take you up again.
What else did you see?