Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flying by Merrillee Whren

When I fly on an airplane, I like a window seat so I can look out. Viewing the earth from 35,000 feet is often spectacular. When I look down, I try to figure out where I am. I often take photos while I'm flying. I'm going to share a few of my flying photos today.

Here's one of my favorites. It's a photo of Mt. Hood in Oregon sticking out above the clouds as my flight left Portland on my way to Spokane for one of my first book signings.


Here's an interesting photo I took on my way to an RWA Conference in NYC a couple of years ago. It's the shoreline of one of the Great Lakes looking into Canada. 


I love to look at the clouds while I fly. These are some amazing clouds formations.


More clouds and one of the engines that was keeping us up in the air.


Here's the coastline of Europe as we flew from Spain to England.


If you look in the left hand side of the photo below, you can see the White Cliffs of Dover on the coast of England. I barely got my camera ready before we flew past them.


I not only like to fly to visit places, but I like to fly when I write. I fly by the seat of my pants. I know something about my characters and the situation that starts the story, but the rest is as much an adventure as looking out the window on a flight from the beginning to the end.

Do you like to fly?

I'm giving away a copy of the first book in my Front Porch Promises series to one person who leaves a comment. I'll draw the winning name on Father's Day, June 18, 2017 at 9PM MST. 



Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

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22 comments:

  1. Merrillee, I love the photos of the clouds. They are beautiful. I, too, am a punster. I've tried being more organized but it just doesn't work for me. Great post.

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    1. I wrote for years thinking that I had to plot, but like you, I couldn't do it.

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  2. I have never flown. I don't like heights and since I saw a bridge between 2 mountains in CA...........not sure I want to travel in mountains.
    I do like your pictures of the clouds though. If I ever have to fly, I will try to get distracted by something interesting like making pictures from the plane.

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    1. Brenda, the only bad thing about flying, in my opinion is how they've made the seating less comfortable because they've added more seats.

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  3. I love to fly--much better than driving for me. And I tend to be a pantser, also. :)

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  4. I have not flown in 36 years. My oldest was 2 weeks old. We flew from Arizona to Illinois for my Dad's funeral. Please enter me. I love your books. jrs0350 @ yahoo dot com

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    1. Our older granddaughter flew a half dozen times before she was a year old.

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  5. Only flew twice, it's beautiful up there.
    Wonderful pictures.

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    1. Elma, thanks. I enjoy taking the photos.

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  6. I love to fly. I also like the window seat so I can take pictures. Thanks for sharing yours. Love you books too. Thanks for the drawing.rose blackard (at) Gmail (.) com

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    1. Thanks, Rose. So fun to take photos.

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  7. I love to fly, I'd fly everywhere if I could!

    Beautiful pictures!!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Good luck to everyone!

    Blessings~

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    1. Thanks, Robbye. Flying is fun as long as there are no long delays or you miss a flight because of them.

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  8. I have never flown so I can only imagine how beautiful the clowds are and how close a person must feel to God!
    Connie
    cps1950 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Connie, yes. I always say a prayer when we lift off.

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  9. I used to fly a lot but with all the changes and as I age, no.

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    1. Linda, flying has changed. It is a bit of a hassle going through security, but we are on the precheck list. So that makes it easier.

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  10. I love to fly and when I do I have to have the window seat on the left side of the plane. I have similar pictures of the clouds too. I love my sunrise/sunset ones too.

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    1. Sonnetta, as long as I get a window, I don't care which side I'm on.

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  11. I like to fly but it has been awhile. I love looking at the clouds when I fly.

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    1. Lori, definitely the clouds are fascinating.

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  12. I have never flown but would love to! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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