Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Union Terminal...Cincinnati...
Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Skywatch

Sunrise in the park

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

B...is for Balloons




ABC round 7 is on the sidebar.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Metroparks in My World

A park district was created in 1963 to preserve the open space in the Dayton Metropolitan area.Today there are twenty facilities in the Metropark system with many family friendly activities.
This is Taylorsville Metropark, one of my favorite walking places.
Scenes from around the world are at My World.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Fun

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.
City kids having fun in the heat....downtown Dayton...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Skywatch

At dawn last Saturday we were in Cincinnati at a balloon festival. As the sun was rising, the balloons were unrolled on the grass.
A crew of helpers is needed to hold the balloon.





A burner directs the flame into the balloon and the heated air makes it buoyant. I am always surprised that the balloon doesn't catch on fire.


These two crazy balloons were fun to watch as they inflated and took off.
In the U.S. a pilot of a hot air balloon must have a pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Up, up and away... I am always excited to see hot air balloons.
Skies from around the world can be seen at Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Midweek Blues





While visiting along the coast in May, I spotted this unusual little shop. It was a fun place to browse...no fish feathers were for sale.

Midweek Blues can be seen at The Dusty Cellar.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Air Show in My World

An estimated 80,000 people attended the Dayton Air Show this week end in the city of Vandalia where the airport is located.Ohio has hosted this two day event for 36 years. A multitude of ground displays were available.
The flying portion of the show was incredible with world class aviators demonstrating some amazing maneuvers.

Stunt pilots performed precision movements.
Sometimes it looked like they were about to crash.
The Aeroshell Acrobatic team flies four North American AT-6G aircraft, a plane originally designed as a trainer aircraft for pilots in World War II.
This wing walking demonstration is a husband - wife team; and the wife is out on the wing.
The Blue Angels performed a thrilling mix of amazing maneuvers and precision flying
Six pilots fly the Boeing F/A-18 Hornets, a high performance fighter and attack aircraft, painted in the Navy colors of blue and gold.
The Hornet measures 56 ft. long, 15 ft. high, and has a wingspan of 40 ft. It can reach speeds of 1,200 mph, and climb 30,000 feet per minute.
They were impressive and thrilling. And even though it started to rain during this performance, the crowd stayed and watched until the finish.
Sights from around the world can be seen at My World.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Reflections

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Early Morning Light

The morning sun lights up the grass plumes and bathes the field beyond in a golden glow.Leaning over the fence in the top photo, I took this shot of the field and that little abandoned cottage covered in ivy. The morning sun makes everything beautiful.
Skies from around the world are at Skywatch on the sidebar.