“Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers.” ~ Titus Maccius Plautus
I’ve been a pilot since the age of fifteen, but my love for the heavens above traces back to my earliest memories. I realized early on that if I was going through a rough patch and was having a hard time appreciating the world around me, I could stop and give thanks for the ever-changing artwork painted by nature’s hand.
As a pilot, I have the rare privilege of doing this from the air. I took these while flying just the other day. I hope they convey an uplifting message to you, as these and so many others like them through the years have to me.
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Beautiful Gregg. Your post is well appreciated and indeed uplifting.
Some friends and I were at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens yesterday which also gave us an appreciation for the ever changing artwork of nature.
To share in a consideration of the beauty of the heavens above gives an appreciation for the heavens on earth.
Beautiful visual reminders of that which exists above and beyond the usual concerns of men and women!
I always appreciated this thought of Mr. Lincoln’s. “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” I’m sure he too would have loved this post. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
What a site! There is nothing that compares to those views. I love being above the clouds and having the feeling that it brings immediately to me that I could literally walk amongst them and feel the lightness and beauty of them. Thanks for sharing!