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“It wants to fly”

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I’m shivering inside surely due to the below freezing temps (not)

 

“It wants to fly,” explained Jonathan Taylor as we were taking off. I shivering inside surely due to the below freezing temps (not).

Jon, I called him then, is long ago friend from my NYC radio days at Kiss-FM. Last Saturday he visited by way of plane. During breakfast at the Runway Café in Blairstown NJ Jonathan offered to take us for a ride. Long ago Mary may have politely declined. But the now Mary, in the spirit of overcoming fears, opted for up, up and away.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to record some audio for my upcoming podcast about the experience. “It’s pretty loud. In fact you’ll be wearing headphones with a microphone so we can talk to each other.”  Jitters increased but quickly flew away as we ascended; Jonathan piloting as an accomplished musician behind the controls. The sun was trying to break through the pre-storm skies and there were snow geese by the flocks…I even took the wheel for a bit. I’m still giddy over the excitement and the beauty of the day.

Mary Stone, Garden Dilemmas, Ask Mary Stone,Gardening tips, Garden Blogs, Stone Associates Landscape Design, Garden Blog,Northern New Jersey Landscape Designer, NJ Garden Coach and Speaker,Mike Dooley, Garden of Life, Jonathan Taylor“I didn’t think you would do it,” Jonathan said after we landed. Much has changed in 30 years…Thank you for sharing the ride:^}

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Snow Geese

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What a view from above !

Mary Stone, owner of Stone Associates Landscape Design & Consulting. As a Landscape Designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences. These relationships inspired my weekly column published in THE PRESS, 'Garden Dilemmas? Ask Mary', began in 2012. I dream of growing the evolving community of readers into an interactive forum to share encouragement and support in Garden and Personal Recoveries - seeking nature’s inspirations, stimulating growth, weeding undesirables, embracing the unexpected. Thank you for visiting! Mary

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