This is a shot of major freeways as we got closer to landing at Washington Dulles yesterday afternoon.
We were above the clouds for most of the flight ---not a whole lot to see, but when we descended lower and lower, finally finding ourselves on the underneath side of those clouds ---I could see the outskirts of the beautiful Virginia countryside giving way to urban sprawl and big city traffic.
People driving to and fro – it was a Saturday late afternoon, so no traffic jams to be seen here from people rushing home on a workday along with what must seem like the entire populous of the area. I’ve been stuck in standstill DC traffic before – this was a very mild traffic day by the looks of it.
Swirls and whirls of housing developments!
Do designers know what their neighborhoods are going to look like from the sky? Little houses all in a row, isn’t this an interesting pattern? How do they decide which neighborhoods and streets are going to curve and twist, or which ones are going to go straight? I find it very interesting. Almost like a freemotion filler pattern in quilt design.
More houses and some industry ---
Who lives here? Maybe I was flying over YOUR house! I love looking at the earth from above in all seasons…..
From my vantage point on the plane in Dulles I could spot my 3 bags…can you?
Upper right….top shelf…two big green Duffles! There is a 104 lbs of quilts in those ((Yes, I was a bit over loaded, but they let me go! AMAZING!)) And the grey suitcase on the bottom shelf, second in from the right…class supplies and my clothes. I’m liking the colors I see here…. The royal blue of the United cart in the upper left, the lime green of the vests, and that RED suitcase….mmmm…quilt colors maybe?
Off we flew toward Phoenix, chasing the sunset for quite a while until it beat us, setting into darkness.
Interesting ripples in the clouds.
And yes, hexies did get worked on!
I’m glad these units are fairly easy to do. I need 24 of them ---brown centers surrounded by reds. Could get boring! But they will look really nice where they are going to go on the current hexie quilt in project.
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I finished that 6th Star point section, and am now working on the areas that will fill in between the star points. EXCITING! Especially since I am only working on this “on the road”.
I arrived in Phoenix last night…as did all of my luggage ((great, since I was witness to it going ON the plane with me!)) and it always makes me laugh how we have to get it all into Dad’s PT Cruiser convertible! The top has to go down….we have to put the quilt bags like people in the back seat, and my suitcase goes into the trunk. We’ve got it down to a science now.
For photos, click HERE for a previous visit – Hysterical! And the other passengers waiting at the curb think it is quite funny too!
By the time we got back to Dad’s, we had just a bit of energy left to visit a minute, and then I was off to bed.
And up with the sunrise!
Tomorrow morning I have a special treat for you – I’ll be participating in the blog hop for Jenifer Dick’s new book, The Modern Applique Workbook, and it will include a Give-Away, so remember to come back, you won’t want to miss that --
And Tuesday I head to Tuscon for all the quilty adventures that are starting there!
Have a great Sunday, everyone ---