By Ted Grussing
… from Munds Park, looking SSW. The canyon in the foreground working its way from lower left to middle right is Munds Canyon and that is where it joins Oak Creek Canyon which is partially visible and it goes up the canyon to the right and wends its way down the canyon and to the east along the base of the Sedona Airport Mesa near the upper center of the image.
On the right beyond Oak Creek Canyon is Wilson Mountain (volcanic origin) and beyond that you can see Thunder Mountain the Verde Valley and Cottonwood is at the base of Mingus Mountain which is the near range and just over that are the Bradshaw’s. Jerome is up the slope on Mingus … a fun place. The Village of Oak Creek which is where we live is behind Lees Mountain on the left above center. Black Mountain is a partial on the right upper side of the image and Sycamore Canyon is just the other side of it. Fun! The winds blew again today, so stayed on the ground.
Spent much of the day cutting cracks out of the stucco and filling them; will need at least one more pass at them to get it done, then comes the painting … it will take a while to finish, but I am enjoying it. More work on projects in the garage and my set of “tools” arrived today so that I could do the factory mandatory change to my air compressor. I’ve been collecting tools since the first year Corky and I were married … a set of Torx star end wrenches :+) Four batches of coffee beans roasted today; a nice batch of Medellin Supremo from Columbia. Thank you Jon, that was a good choice … want to roast your own too? Check out http://burmancoffee.com . New Aviators Oxygen bottle arrived today and my bottle from the Lambada went in for hydrostatic testing. The wind was blowing again and hoping for a reprieve by Wednesday so I can fly it down to Falcon Field to have the annual finished and some changes to the electrical system … check out their website at http://performanceoneaviation.com/ , the Viper Jet in the right hand upper corner of the home page is going to make its first flight on Thursday and would love to see it fly … even more to get a ride in it.
Friends over for visits today too and then a trip to Wildflower for a salad for dinner. Perhaps I’ll take up cooking again someday :+) I have determined that there will no more slow roasted barbeque beef in this house … two more packages to go … unless I throw them out … maybe feed them to the critters so I do not feel guilty about throwing them? Naw, don’t want to turn them off to eating too. The new premium seed I am getting from Jay’s Bird Barn http://jaysbirdbarn.com/ is attracting more medium size birds which will assure food for my favorite raptors. The Coopers Hawks are coming back to our area.
Time to put a wrap on the day … it was good … hope yours was too … smile … share your joy
And love in the still of the star-flecked night,
When earth was all strewn with gold,
Has lifted my heart like the chords of song
Oft sung in the worlds of old.
— Max Ehrmann
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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