“Pic of the Week”, November 8, 2013. Greenland from 30,000′

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One of the advantages of the polar route between Europe and western North America is that on the westbound flight you generally travel during daylight.  The route takes you over southern Greenland and on a good day the view out your window is spectacular!  You’ll see part of its massive icecap, with thousands of square kilometers of mountains, ice and snow, and dozens of sharply defined glaciers.  It’s really a unique view, almost like flying over another planet.  Sadly most people have their shades closed and miss this spectacular scenery, napping or watching their video screens instead.

In the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to sit by the window on this route without a wing or engine blocking my …

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“Pic of the Week”, Oct. 11, 2013. Fall Colors, University of Washington, Seattle

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I really love fall!  It’s my favorite time of year.  The crispness of the morning air is invigorating but especially great are the beautiful vibrant colors of autumn.  No plant is more beautiful in its fall foliage than the sugar maple, not a naturally occurring tree in western Canada or the western American states, but common in the east.

These images were, however, snapped at the University of Washington in Seattle.  A lovely campus, with grand stands of deciduous trees, it’s a great place to go for a fall stroll.

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