Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Midweek Blues and Skywatching

I happened to be in the right place at the right time when the hospital helicopter near my Mom's house was taking off. From the scenes we watched it appeared they were just practicing.
It was pretty neat being this close. I did take a couple of more shots as it got higher but the drab gray day and flat sky all but washed out the helicopter.However, the next evening gave way to lovely pastel colored skies!
Linking to Mid-week Blues and Skywatch.
(click to enlarge all images)

30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glad the careflight wasn't needed at that moment. the sky is gorgeous.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Oh neat (especially since it was just practice). For a minute I thought you meant that last picture WAS the drab gray sky and I thought 'she needs to come to Oregon in the winter to really see drab gray sky'. (Of course then I read the caption below and I agree that is an absolutely lovely pastel sky!)

Colin (HB) said...

Without these aircraft the World would be a lot less safer. Thankfully there are many here in Australia for emergency services.
On the news this morning one plucked 5 fishermen from the sea just north of Sydney. The fishermen were terrified having been in the sea for about 2 hours until found. It was shark infested! With all the flooding presently in Australia - more area is under water than the whole of France! They are being used to airlift stranded people from homesteads and to spot trapped cattle and sheep so as if possible they can be rescued.
Here besides government funding they rely on donations for upkeep.
I believe if any cause deserved a donation, then these emergency helicopter organisations/services are top of the list!
Colin
Brisbane. Australia

Jim said...

Hi Carletta ~~ I like your blue helicopter pictures. Do the helicopters wake your mom up at night?

Your sky is pretty too. But not enough to make me want to go back to SkyWatch yet. Later on, perhaps.
Happy MidWeek Blues,
..

Rebecca said...

Helicopters kind of scare me! I would take a photo but I sure don't want to ride in one. The sky is lovely.

Dianne said...

the next day's sky is amazing!!
all those layers of light and color and drama

Neal said...

That sky picture is gorgeous.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Carletta. You were in the right place at the right time. We have a hospital service near here which offers helicopter rides to the hospital in an emergency situation. Our hospital is about 10 miles from here. Great service--but I hope we never need it...
Hugs,
Betsy

John McElveen said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Great shots!

John

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful colours in the third photo! I'm so glad the helicopter was only practicing. :)

Mama Zen said...

That last shot is just breathtaking!

Marie said...

Glad they were just practicing! I love the beautiful sky photo too.

Carver said...

Great shots of the helicopter and I love the pastel sky at the end.

Gary said...

Great pastel colours, and nice capture of the heliocopter. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

A great sky picture!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Sylvia K said...

Great shots of the helicopter! And what a gorgeous capture of your beautiful skies! I do love your composition with the bare trees silhouetted against those lovely pastel skies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your kinds words regarding my daughter!

Sylvia

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

chubskulit said...

Lucky you! I love the last shot!

Skyshot, have a great weekend ahead.

Carol said...

Hi Carletta. I like your helicopter photos. Your pastel colored sky is gorgeous and the trees add to it.

eileeninmd said...

Great series, Carletta. I get a knot in my stomach even seeing the medivac. My son was transported when he broke his leg and foot sledding years ago.

Rose said...

I love that sky in the last shot! It is just absolutely gorgeous.

Valerie said...

That last scene is beautifully framed Carletta. Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

You have captured it beautifully. Very nice.

jewaicious said...

What beautiful tones in the bottom photo...and the silhouettes accent the loveliness of the sunset.

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots. You got the helicopter from the right angle. I liked to see the design of the tail. With that rotor. I think it is a stabilizer. :)

Hm I wonder if this brings out a smile. Not my day of typing today. :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

One Gorgeous Sky!

LadyFi said...

Lovely shots - especially the last one.

Southwest Arkie said...

Beautiful sky in that last shot- glad there was no emergency.

Gattina said...

Fortunately it only was practicing !
Love the sky in the last picture !

Kim, USA said...

I thought something is going on. But the photos are amazing, thanks for sharing!

SWF