Over the Badlands
Flying into the smoke trail of a contained wildfire
Over South Dakota, which alternated between luxurious fields and struggling ones - the trails of poor growth from flooded soil were everywhere.
Why, yes, that is a storm moving in from exactly the opposite direction of the stiff low-level wind. Chamberlain, SD.
See the puffy cumulus hidden in the haze? Or, why I diverted yet again in Iowa.
Sylvester the airport cat, waiting for dues of scritching to be paid should I want fuel.
Why there are almost no pictures after Carroll, IA: the sky was full of thick, low-vis haze that I could not outclimb, even when I went to 5,500 feet. Also full of cumulus that I was busy steering between, and thunderstorms I was very hugely avoiding. That's the Mississippi River, by the way.