“Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

18 July 2011

Random Colorado

This trip to Colorado has been filled with a wide variety of extremes: birth (a crew member flew home because his wife was in labor), accidental death (rest in peace Frank), a mountain rescue of an injured hiker (heal well Joe), elderly helicopter passengers (you were delightful at 93 Charles), and very young helicopter passengers (adorable Riley at 8 years old).

All these things remind me of how precious life is.

I dream of Columbus
With my maps and my beautiful charts
I dream of Columbus
And there's peace in a traveling heart
-Mary Black, Columbus

[Click on photos to see them enlarged]

Morning moon in Naturita, CO.

A blackbird, a crow, a raven... I'm not sure.

Scott with his 8 year old grandson, Riley.

Getting ready to fly high in the sky. The property I call "the yard" where we fly from each day belongs to Scott and his family. In addition to that, if you look down the slope to the farm fields below - that's his too.

Riley at the controls.

Cierra is ready to go for a ride with Riley.

When Riley returns to school he'll have some interesting stories and photos to share about his summer.

Heli-dog is humorous.

Stacy, the most wonderful waitress ever, after her helicopter ride.

Lightning split this large tree in a park in Nucla, CO.

Lighting strike.

Wind gave this large tree a push.

Same tree. It's a shame, it takes years for trees to grow this big and tall.

Colorado flowers and bugs.

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