By John Wiley
On a 40 minute “Flower Fly” from Santa Barbara you can see snowy peaks and more. Before takeoff, this practicing perky heavy hauler passed by. Did you see one like it showing off its superpowers at the Pt. Mugu Airshow?
Out beyond the Santa Ynez river was a first glimpse of scattered poppy fields. Can you tell that’s snow on the distant peaks? Aren’t the sheer cliffs at bottom-right magnificent?
Poppy Peaks & Snowy Peaks
Surely some of the cars on that road are Edhat readers getting an up close look at this year’s variety of species. From above, it refreshed memories of flying this area with fun flyer Jo Duffy and seeing dense stands of yellow and purple varieties (maybe we’ll see some in coming weeks). Can you make out all ten of the cars in this low-res pic?
Different kind of Rush hour
Taking a turn over Zaca Lake, it looked like there may be a new dock and in the full size zoom pic, I can see a work truck. Anyone know if they’re going to open this year?
Zaca Shapes Up
Crossing mountains back over toward the South, this unusual site came into view. Can you recognize it from this perspective? Have you been there?
This pyramid peak is always fun during wildflower season. Is that a person just below the peak toward the far edge of the clear area?
Zoomed in, can you get an impression of individual blossoms even in this low res version? Will those bluish green areas bloom too?
Have you seen the thrilling Cachuma spillway lately? Nestled among the newly green terrain, the whole lake is a shimmering gem.
The campground looks quite different from a few months ago! Are the campsites all full? Even on this Thursday mid-afternoon flight, the boat ramp was busy. Have you been out on the water, or watched from shore? Can you “see” the outline of Snoopy crouching to spring, in the peninsula outline?