|Sunset view approaching Toronto|
|Sunset approaching Toronto via Ottawa|
With a glass of wine in hand (in a real glass!) and views like this I'm a very happy flyer. : ) Flying just above the clouds in the early evening I enjoyed this spectacular sunset and sureal purple cloudscape.
|The shores of Lake Ontario|
On my recent trip to Toronto I was mesmerized by the beauty of winter. The snow and the ice transformed the landscape to a natural black and white scene - the contrasts created wonderful geometries like a winter mosaic.
|Somewhere over Montreal|
These photo were taken in colour but I love how the winter has transformed this to a black and white scene au naturel.
Right now I'm thinking about a loved one who is at this very moment on a extremely long journey home to see her very ill father and my biggest wish is that she arrives safely and that she'll be able to spend some time with him before he goes. If she's lucky enough to be in a window seat, I hope her view looks like this. I have never seen anything so serene and peaceful, and heavenly.
|Above the clouds at sunset|
As passengers we are all onboard for various reasons, we're not always enroute to a vacation destination or a business meeting or to happily reunite with family and friends,,,sometimes, as I did not too long ago, we are travelling with a heavy heart on a journey we wish we never had to take. Wishing more than anything in the world that time travel existed and we could be with our families in an instant. Instead we are on board a flight for what seems like an eternity, staring out the window and contemplating life with a birds eye view. Perspective from that window seat will never be the same again.
Composing this post has made me realize I've come along way in overcoming my anxieties about flying. Instead of stressing out over my next flight, I find myself looking forward to it and the opportunity of adding to my growing collection of images from the window seat. Mind you, the glass of wine really helps too. ; )
Safe travels M. xo
All Photos by: Carol Reed (aboard Porter Airlines)