Monday, April 04, 2005

Flying home 

The puffy cumulus clouds were high today, so most of the peaks that are usually visible on the flight between the Bay Area and Seattle were hidden. I looked up from my book to see Mt. Shasta directly below my airplane window; by the time I had the camera out, it was gone. Mt. Rainier projected above the cloud cover, but without its usual grandeur. If not for the greater reflectivity of its snowy peak, it would almost have blended in with the clouds, rather than towering above them. It was, however, a sign that I was almost home.