Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday:
Men And Their Flying Machines


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Last week I had stopped at the local pharmacy to grab a paper. As I was looking toward the store I could see the brightly colored chute above the rooftops and I began frantically grabbing my camera from its case just in time to catch this sight against a beautiful blue sky.
As it happens I had taken this a few weeks ago. This cafe is just across the street and down from the pharmacy. It seems very appropriate to post them at the same time.

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69 comments:

The Texican said...

Looks like fun. I've watched them fly in different areas where I've lived and it alwyas makes me want to go and fly. Pappy

The Holleys said...

You captured it nicely :)

Reader Wil said...

"Keep Your Eyes On The Skies"

I copied this advise! I always look at the skies since I joined Sky Watch! Beautiful photos!

Yen said...

I like that first shot!!! Totally cool:) Mine is posted HERE too. Happy SWF!~

Louise said...

Skies that are blue and fun! Nice post.

Carver said...

What a great shot to catch. So colorful and exciting.

Roses and Lilacs said...

The sky is beautiful! That little bike with a parachute makes me nervous;)
Marnie

Dewdrop said...

Lovely capture, Carletta! I love the colors against the AMAZING blue sky! WOW!

Craver Vii said...

Looks like fun! Albeit dangerous.

Hey, thanks for the badge-link tip. I tried it out and it worked just fine!

Anne-Berit said...

Airborn and with wheels.Great photos:o)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Those two photos do seem to go together. Great entries for Sky Watch.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

very cool pictures!!!!!!!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have seen madmen and women in these flimsy looking machines many times when out and about and I always stand and stare at them... I marvel at their antics and of couse their nerve as well.

Thank you for being out there Carletta and for joining in here again... you really are a favourite blogger of many.

Sherry said...

Fun post. :) Love the bright colors against the blue sky. Great capture!

imac said...

No way could I do that lol.Well caught and very enjoyable post.

Photo Cache said...

Cool finds. How was the burger?

mirage2g said...

I always wantd to try flying! Love the colorful glider on the blue sky! Happy skywatching!

Viennadaily

Rose said...

Would you have the nerve to ride in one of those? I think I would, but then again, I am not so sure. The farmer whose property my husband hunts on has one of these.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Luckily you had your camera with you! The glider is so cheerful in the pure-blue sky. Happy Sky Watch!

babooshka said...

Why I maostly have a camera with me. A fabulous catch.

Leora said...

These are fun. I like the "frantically grabbing my camera" note. Good job!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Carletta,

Great capture!
Yes, if want to see the world, look up!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Santilli

Twisted Fencepost said...

Reminds me of a rainbow, one of my favorite things.
And yes, the second picture definitely fits.

Judi~Gmj said...

yep, looks good from here.

Jeanne said...

Great capture. Seen one a couple times near our local Barnes & Noble but it never comes close enough to photo like yours.

dulce said...

The first one is great and so colourful!!

Müge Tekil said...

The first photo is a very good capture! Have a nice Friday and week-end! :-)

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Great capture Carletta! Yes keep your eyes on the sky! But if your on the road it helps to keep our eyes on the road too. :)

Leedra said...

Well you did good. I usually miss those shots.

Gnometree said...

You won't get me up in one of those things!! Great shot. The best photos are unplanned.
Happy SWF

reluctantfarmchik said...

I always wonder about those people who are riding their bikes in the sky. I wonder if it's as scary as I think it might be. I'd love to be looking down, but just from something more secure, I think. Nice shots - both of them!

Janice Thomson said...

Cool shot that top one - I'd love to do that. Nice framing of the sign in the bottom shot. Lovely captures as always.

Paz said...

Very cool!

Paz

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

The sign and the "flying machine" are a great match-up, and perfect for SkyWatch.

Arija said...

Capturing the moment so often gives us a much better shot than all the time and arrangement in the world.

napaboaniya said...

Weeeee!!!! I'll be pretty thrilled to ever have the chance to try out a parachute. Nice capture of it you've got :)
Happy Skywatch!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Our friend has one of these and he loves it, spends his winters in AZ and boondocks in his MCI coach and flies his machine. Lovely photo

ilanadavita said...

Great capture. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jim said...

Hi Carletta, I like your flying machine in the sky. Your local airport must have a group of those who fly these ultra lights. We had a group like that back in the 80's at our Pearland airport.

I like my reflection in the pond in the bend of the creek too, thank you for your nice comment about it.
I noticed you had some very nice reflection pictures last Wednesday.
Happy Skywatching!
..

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely blue sky

Raven said...

Wow.... what a cool thing to see... and a great picture. I can't believe it's already Friday. This week flew by.

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!!

Aileni said...

Wonder what the brothers would say about that... 'G'us a go !'

Jientje said...

Hi Carletta, it's been a while, I've been so busy with all tje pictures I took in Lissabon, that I had hardly time to visit my friends!
Lovely Skywatch post!

Gattina said...

Very nice picture ! but I wouldn't like to be in the place of the first one, lol !

Dirk said...

Great pictures, nice captured. A specially the first one.

me ann my camera said...

What a wonderful ride that must be in such a colourful sky ride!

SandyCarlson said...

Men and their flying machines, indeed! I have too good a relationship with the ground under my feet to be tempted to try this! Great stuff, friend.

Abraham Lincoln said...

And I don't even know where this Wright Brother's Cafe is.

piedmontperspective said...

The chute really stands out against the sky! Love the photo with the sign! I've always been partial to pictures of signs (and lamp posts) - the only reason I can come up with is because they're all unique. Great captures, Carletta!

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,


What a cool shot! It's just perfect!

Junie

nonizamboni said...

Clever post and beautiful photo of the sky! Nice work~thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Love both these photos, but particularly enjoyed the colorful contrast of the parachute against the sky.

Daryl said...

What a perfect sign to follow the glider? Or was that a parachuter?

In any case ..perfect!

:-Daryl

Fran said...

Enjoyed your fun & colorful photos - Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Very nice catch and although it looks like fun, I'd rather stay behind the camera...

Tina said...

lol i do the same. when im driving im always looking at the sky for sky watch pictures! i shud stop really im gonna have an accident!

Fun kite pic. good thing you had your camera ;)

thanks for your comment

Luiz Ramos said...

What a beautiful taken. Nice colors.

Anndi said...

Putting those two pictures together? Ha!

Love the skyrider... but no way are you getting me up in one of those contraptions! No siree!

leslie said...

What an awesome shot(s)! Wouldn't it be FUN to do that!

juliana said...

well captured - great shots both!

Fish Whisperer said...

Very cool images. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

Lana Gramlich said...

I love these 2 shots posted together. Very clever! That parachute/great big fan contraption looks like a terrible amount of fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog & taking time to comment, btw. I'm glad you enjoyed my art. :)

George Townboy said...

Very cool. I'd do that.

Pietro said...

Two very fine photographs, for a great Sky Watch, Carletta.

dot said...

Beautiful shots! I'd love to see something like this in person.

Misty Dawn said...

That looks like SO much fun! I would love to do that, but Hubs says I'm crazy!

onangelwings said...

That is a beautiful blue skuy

fishing guy said...

Carletta: Two wonderful shots for SWF, you did a great job on this one.