bird’s eye view

Same Euchre Creek spot as in the previous post, but this time it was taken by the drone (Ozzie)!

mist-0003Looking down, there’s Euchre Creek flowing out to sea (lower right hand corner). The tail end of the lagoon is also visible before it takes the sharp turn.

mist-0012That’s me, followed by Sissy, as seen by the drone. We were the only ones on the beach… though I’m not so sure if we made all the footprints. Could be possible since we were chasing each other around. O_o


mist-0013Looking straight down at the surf.

mist-0032If you squint, I think you can see the other sundog to the left of the nearly setting sun.

mist-0007Looking south. Those three spots of light are auto headlights as they drive by the lagoon.

Freedom begins between the ears.Β 
― Edward Abbey



36 thoughts on “bird’s eye view

    • You have NO idea how much fun Eric is having with the drone. Me… it’s a bit too intimidating for the likes of me, but seeing the topography around us from those fresh eyes helps to give me a sense of where things are.


    • It’s certainly dramatic and so far a bit remote although the highway that clings to the coast pretty much goes from the Mexican border to Canada. Personally, I think my stretch of the coast is the most impressive. Not having really convenient access from any major cities inland helps to keep us somewhat ‘remote’ -long may it last! It does get a bit more crowded and developed the farther south or north you go. That drone is certainly taking some fantastic shots of the coast.

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    • See… you wouldn’t even have to leave the house to take pictures of your neighborhood… though the lichens might be a bit of a challenge from up in the air! πŸ˜€ But truly… I love the photos taken from above, but I think I’d still rather get a bit of a walk in.


    • A drone for managing a Forest Preserve sounds like a marvelous idea! Sorry, brain fog is messing with my memory… what state are you currently in? Did you do some of your paintings from the Forest Preserve?


      • Illinois is currently home. Almost all of my work is from time spent in the forest preserves here. We have nearly 30,000 acres preserved, with hundreds of miles of trail. Sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? I’ve tried desperately to love it here, but when my heart leaps at your photos, I know where home really is for me.


  1. I love Ozzie! These are absolutely spectacular vistas, Gunta. And the surf, WOW! Quite amazing to see as a bird does. πŸ™‚ I’m hearing a little Steve Miller Band now in my head, “I want to fly like an eagle”. hehe


    • Ozzie is turning out to be a whole lot of fun. We’re still getting the hang of it. So far, we’ve specialized. Eric has been learning to fly it while I’ve been working on video editing. Haven’t even checked to see if i can post some video here at WP. There’s a bit of a learning curve for this brain, but I suspect it helps to keep the synapses firing. πŸ˜€ I’ll get brave or impatient one of these days and try flying it.

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  2. Flying a camera above the surf is mesmerizing and exhilarating at the same time. It’s easy to get disoriented looking straight down into the waves, a completely different feeling from the usual horizontal view.


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