Recently our local Naval Base had their air show. Which was spectacular. There were lots of acrobatics in the air, some on the runway, and lots of food vendors. The traffic coming into the base took 1.5 hrs, where normally it takes 15 mins. Needless to say, we missed closeups of a few of the attactions. But because most of them are aerial displays, we were able to watch much of it from the car!! My favorites and most likely everyone else's there too, are the Blue Angels. The Navy's premier acrobatic team. It's a six man/plane team, with #7 being the spare. It's simply amazing to watch these jets zoom by each other at high speed and miss each other. They flew straight up, in formation, upside down and sideways. It was skill and grace in the air. I loved it. Here's a little of what we saw. I look forward to when they will be back again.
Friday, March 13, 2009
My youngest DS took these pictures of our back yard after the snow melted. The trees look so skeleton like without their leaves. When spring comes, each of these hundreds of branches will be covered with leaves and you can't see two feet into the woods. I love these pictures he took.
If you look really carefully, you might see a plane!
My youngest DS had a field trip to the beach today. Yup, you read right. A Beach. The weather was a gorgeous 72 deg. A few days ago, we had 13' of snow and today we're at the beach. A bit windy, but stunning nevertheless. It wasn't just a beach trip. Nope, it was a learning trip! We learned why we shouldn't go into the water even though the air temp is warm. Also, we learned about animal habitats, and why birds migrate. It was actually really really cool. I chaperoned my son and two of his classmates. P.S., this pic is taken with my new camera!
I saw him sitting on one of my trees today. He sat and sat and sat on the tree, so I figured why not try and take a pic of him. Wouldn't you know it. Just as I took his picture, he started to fly away. I don't much care for him just sitting there, but my gosh, as he flew away very very slowly, he was quite graceful. And what a wing span. He was actually quite beautiful. On a field trip my kid took, I found out that vultures are the only ones when they fly, their wings shape up like a "V".
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I got a new toy today - a Canon Power Shot. Slim enough to carry around anywhere in my pocket! I love it. I had gotten a camera for Valentines day, a hot pink fuji. I ended up returning that one because I didn't like the pics I got from it. Loved, loved the color, but not the pics. I held off buying another camera, because I was looking for another pink one. I know this one isn't pink, but, I didn't like the faded looking pink canon, so opted for this pretty blue one. When I was looking for cameras around Valentines day, I noticed that the pink ones were more expensive than the other colored ones. The sales clerk told me that the pink ones went up in price a week before valentines and wouldn't come back down for a few weeks!
It's a very warm 65 degs. today and all the snow is melting. There are some amazing icicles being formed all along the rooftop and here's one that fell. Ouch. Wouldn't want to be anywhere close to these when they fall. Also, everyone's back to school and DH is at work. It's quite in the house again. I remember when the kids went back to school after summer, how I hated the quite. Now, I look forward to it! Even though, it's only Friday and tomorrow, they'll all be back, it's nice to be able to think of a thought without interruptions! lol
There's my oldest going back to school after being home for all that snow. He's hard to see, but he's all covered up and bundled up like he's in the coldest north! But this one will wear a hoodie in 90 deg. weather!!!
And you ask where is the younger one, well, here he is. Sick and at home. Nasty cough and cold. Ahh, the joys of winter!