"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reno and the Sierra Nevada's

I just got back from a short stay in Reno, NV. I was suprised at how little snow was capping the Sierra Nevada's for February. Apparently there has been very little snow for the past 5 weeks. I think the mountains had at least this same amount of snow when I visited there last June. I took a few photos from the airplane window and they turned out well even though the flight was very turbulent and at times, heart stopping. I thought they would be blurry and out of focus but was nicely surprised. I kept thinking about how many dinosaur bones must lie undiscovered under these massive mountains. From the air I could almost see the way the Ice Age glaciers sculpted the earth.  What a beautiful, breathtaking and fascinating planet we are privileged to inhabit.


  1. Stark but beautiful photos, Susan. And I agree with your saying we are "privileged" to be on this planet.

  2. Lovely photos Susan thanks for sharing :)

  3. Ces photos sont saisissantes de beauté... Notre planète est si belle et vue du haut elle a une grandeur encore plus impressionnante. A chaque fois que je pilotais un ulm ou un petit avion j'avais la tête étourdie par une telle splendeur.
    Gros bisous ma chère.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Kathryn - this was an especially fascinating flight - it was so clear and we were not as high due to the turbulence above. i could not unglue my eyes from the window!
    Thank you, Elizabeth - I have about 80 more!
    MartineAlison, you are so nice! I have never flown in a microlight plane but have flown in several smaller jets - its an exhilarating experience!


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