Hunting for Wildflowers from an Airplane!

Spring is HERE and the wildflowers are off the charts! One of the best shows for wildflowers in Northern California is Table Mountain just outside of Oroville CA. It’s amazing and a must see! The hike is very easy. The window of opportunity to see the flowers and waterfalls is pretty short. As soon as it stops raining and the temps rise, the flowers die and the streams dry up.

We also take a look at the NEW spillway of Oroville Dam

Here is the link to Table Mountain: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/pla…

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A Christmas Eve Flight and Watching for Santa!

On this episode of TwylaWorld, Alex and I jump in a 172 SP and take off out of UC Davis airport to make an hour flight up to Redding CA.  We met up with some long time friends and had a great lunch.

The air was smooth, there was hardly anyone flying so the radio chatter was pretty dead and we couldn’t have asked for better weather in December.

Many years ago, I worked at the little airport we flew into. (Benton) I booked the charter flights, rented airplanes and scheduled student flights. I was the Hertz Rental car agent, I arranged for the fueling of aircraft, and I did some bookkeeping. It was a crazy busy little airport during this time and I also gave runway advisories to incoming aircraft as the Unicom operator!

Taking our little bird to 11,500 feet!

Wow what a snow year for the Sierra! As it’s kinda putting a damper on my usual day hikes this summer with crazy water crossings and slushy snow fields, I’m relieved we have the water for our ranch! Take a trip with my husband and I as we fly over the Sierra near Donner Pass at 11 thousand feet in a Cessna 172 SP! We then head over to the coast (San Francisco Bay) where it’s completely fogged in!

The sites of the Sacramento Valley from Sierra to the Coastal Range is pretty awesome!

 

Attention Pilots! Heavenly Landings!

A long time ago, I took flying lessons while I was working at a small airport in Redding CA.  I never did get my license because I ran out of money – Like soooo many.  However, I did spend many years flying in the back seat of a Piper Cherokee every day as a traffic reporter in the Sacramento area.  So, I eventually got paid to fly!

My husband is the pilot these days. He’s had his private license since 1996. He’s always talking about wanting to fly a float plane!

I’m in the process of putting together an entire wall of aviation for him in the master bedroom. Its going to be loaded with my artwork and other aircraft items such as a prop, shelves that are planes coming out of the wall, etc. Here is the BIG painting that I did yesterday.  It’s 24×30 on canvas. (HUGE) I call it Heavenly Landings. What a place to land a plane, on a mountain lake!  WOW!  I do call that heaven!

If you want this painting for yourself, you can purchase the print on canvas or framed here.  You can even order cards etc.

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