Saturday, 27 November 2010

Back in Southern Reality

I had an uneventful journey back to my Southern Reality.  Yes I needed the hankie quite a bit but who wouldn't when hugging and waving goodbye to their ain true love? 

I had more friendly wheelchair people to negotiate the airport for me, and left on time for what proved to be a most enjoyable flight. It was daytime and clear skies for most of the way so we had fantastic views of the lightly snow-covered landscape below us.  I took the opportunity for some photography while gazing out of the window.
Looking north east from Glasgow towards the Highlands

Just as much as I love the open countryside and the grandeur of distant mountains, I am fascinated by the  aerial views of towns and cities, with their neatly designed housing estates and road systems.


As we approached Southampton I could see that greenliness* prevailed, not a snowy patch in sight. I smiled as we flew in low over the city - I could see a lit up fairground carousel spinning and Christmas shoppers in the decorated main street, it made me feel almost festive!

Dad was there waiting for me when I arrived and although I suffered my 'passenger stress' on the 45 minute drive home, I was pleased to see the roads were clear and dry.  Maybe we will get some snow and ice in the next week or maybe not; we tend to have our own micro-climate here, maybe it's the southern sea air.

Although I miss my boys like mad, it is good to be back home. It is also rather comforting to know that if it gets snowy or icy I can just lock myself inside and not need to go out. Although, I have just ordered myself some ice spikes for my crutches ;-)



*yes, I made that up, it rhymes with 'cleanliness'.

10 comments:

  1. Glad your home safe and sound. The photos are stunning. Areial shots always fascinate me

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  2. Wow....wonderful scenery! I'm glad it's not what you walked into, though.
    There's enough time for that later.

    MUCH later! :-/

    Welcome home, ma'am.

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  3. Welcome home! You are so lucky to still have good weather....but ice spikes? Wow you will have to post a photo of that! Exciting!

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  4. Beautiful photos.

    Glad you had a great trip and are home safe and sound.

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  5. Glad to hear it all, Juniper. Welcome home!

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  6. Welcome back Juniper. Ice spikes? They make ice spikes for crutches??? Glad you had a good time. Beautiful pictures.

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  7. lovely piccies ....
    and more reasons for moving back south .....

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  8. I just love seeing this first photo flipping through the posts....the slight rose coloring brings a new day feeling to me...Happy Day, Happy Life, oh yeah!

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  9. I'm glad you made it home safely! Hope the cold doesn't get to you!

    http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

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