Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fly Me To The Moon

The Monday after Thanksgiving I was at my daughter's home and had taken little Lily and Lucy out shopping. When we returned home this is what we saw in the sky. The contrails seemed to start at a point on the horizon and fan out. It was the same in two directions. The sunset was reflected in their vapor trails. It was quite a sight to see. As she lives near the Norfolk Naval Base it wouldn't surprise me that these were left by jets doing military maneuvers.As I finished taking pictures I turned as I walked through the front door for one last look. That was when I saw the moon among the trails. As I looked at these this week on my computer I started humming Frank Sinatra's song - Fly Me To The Moon.
"Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars" ...........
Linking to Thursday Theme Song and Skywatch.

41 comments:

EG Wow said...

WOW! This is amazing!

George said...

These are absolutely beautiful. The song is most appropriate.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos, Carletta. Love seeing the contrails --especially when the sun is providing some extra color... Gorgeous!!!!

How are you feeling? Hope you all have a blessed Christmas?
Hugs,
Betsy

JunieRose2005 said...

Wonderful pictures, Carletta!

The colors are gorgeous!

Rose said...

Great capture, and simply wonderful title.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is so darned fabulous...the contrails in pink, the moon....absolutely beautiful. Well done.

IKO IKO is my link for today.

Have a super Thursday.

don said...

A very unusual capture to get these contrails with such a fine color. WOW is about right for these shots!

Andrew said...

Beautiful to see

Gill - That British Woman said...

It does look as though someone painted the sky.......great shot,

Gill in Canada

Andy said...

Thanks to the air force and the moon you got some really excellent photos.

HansHB said...

Wow, - I love this!

nonizamboni said...

Amazing captures! And that moon is the cherry on the sundae. Thanks for sharing your sky.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, incredible colors and the perfect song to match!! We both found contrails this week, Carletta!! Happy SWF! Have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

I love that the contrails are in pink!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, love the pink contrails and the moon!
Have a great weekend.

Magdala said...

Incredible view! I like it very much :-)

Kel said...

great capture

Carver said...

Now I'm humming fly me to the moon. Beautiful show in the sky.

Gary said...

It looks like fireworks!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jeannelle said...

Great capture! Happy SWF!

Ebie said...

Lovely trails with the beautiful light colors! Great exhibition!

ρομπερτ said...

life lines.


daily athens photo

Ann said...

I always wonder how they make the colored smoke.

Genie said...

I have got to maker myself call these by their correct name instead of “jet streams.” These are beautiful. I have seen lots of white ones, but these pink ones are really impressive. Lovely captures. genie

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful sky!

Please come see my skywatch also. Have a nice evening.

Karen said...

Wow, like fireworks!

Joyful said...

Amazing. First time I've seen this kind of thing.

WildBlack said...

Now that's awesome :)

Indrani said...

Superb shots.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful pink streaks!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carletta, The contrails are beautiful streaks of pink. Lovely captures!

Arija said...

Beautiful, both shots. What a lot of air traffic there is.

diane b said...

Interesting shots. The sun catching the contrails which are so symmetrical. Great capture.

karen said...

Woah this are gorgeous. Such lovely colours - thank you for sharing.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What perfect timing, awesome ~

Liz said...

Beautiful shots! Visiting late today. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Cafe au lait said...

I love the streaks of orange. Fantastic shots!

Neal said...

That is awesome! You are so lucky to get to see scenes like that. :)

Martha in PA said...

Very awesome!

It's been awhile since I have stopped by, sure glad I did today!

My SWF

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible contrails... great photos!

HansHB said...

Awesome pictures!