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I love the sky and what’s in it

plane and clouds as I approach PDX

 

When I was a kid I loved lying on the ground watching clouds, planes, birds and stars.  We lived sort of near Idlewild [now JFK]  so planes have been part of my life forever.

 

Now I live near PDX and watch a very different assortment of planes – colorful jets and Air Force F-15s – but as I am also on water, I see herons, osprey, eagles, etc.

They all share my sky. 

No matter how old I get, I will always be a kid watching my sky – it's my way of growing older better.

  • Ann says:

    Thanks for sharing! I especially enjoyed the birds!

    Our sky is a bit quieter than yours (altho we see small aircraft occasionally). I really enjoy our hot air balloon friends , some of which have been quite low lately, and am now fairly alert to the whooshing noise from the heating “engines” they use to stay airborne.

    Other than these quiet floating giants, we have mostly big blue sky, and starry nights. My personal favorites are the few cloudy and rainy days that come to central Arizona!

    • lynn says:

      Hi Ann – thanks for the comment. Are you liking your new sate more these days? I’d like to see balloons added to my sky mix.

      Lynn

  • Ann says:

    Thanks for sharing! I especially enjoyed the birds!

    Our sky is a bit quieter than yours (altho we see small aircraft occasionally). I really enjoy our hot air balloon friends , some of which have been quite low lately, and am now fairly alert to the whooshing noise from the heating “engines” they use to stay airborne.

    Other than these quiet floating giants, we have mostly big blue sky, and starry nights. My personal favorites are the few cloudy and rainy days that come to central Arizona!

    • lynn says:

      Hi Ann – thanks for the comment. Are you liking your new sate more these days? I’d like to see balloons added to my sky mix.

      Lynn

  • Joy Wallens-Penford says:

    I enjoyed sharing in your home sky (didn’t realize it would be so plane-filled), and your memory of the importance of sky in your childhood. The sky has always fascinated me, too, especially in those moments when I consider we’re just a tiny world in an enormous, mysterious universe. We thought of you when stumbling on an apparently repeated segment on houseboat living broadcast as part of a “Design”-themed show on CBS Sunday Morning on August 30 (from May originally, I just read on their website). It had a lot of Sausalito but also a bit about a multimillion-dollar floating home on the Willamette River in Portland. Here’s a link to the show’s home page: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/09/sunday/main13562.shtml– just search for “houseboat” to get to a summary and some links to resources — not sure the segment itself is viewable, but there are other bits among the references. Happy day!

    • lynn says:

      Hi Joy – thanks – I could not find a link for viewing but know of the lah di dah ones on the “other” river. We have a few high priced ones here but not that high.

      And yes I am near PDX which houses the Oregon Air Nat’l Guard – but just like when I was a a kid I don’t “hear” the planes – the F-15 – yes – that take off is loud – [never call me near 9 AM or 1 PM 😀 ] One of the things I missed in VT was seeing airplanes….

      Lynn

  • Joy Wallens-Penford says:

    I enjoyed sharing in your home sky (didn’t realize it would be so plane-filled), and your memory of the importance of sky in your childhood. The sky has always fascinated me, too, especially in those moments when I consider we’re just a tiny world in an enormous, mysterious universe. We thought of you when stumbling on an apparently repeated segment on houseboat living broadcast as part of a “Design”-themed show on CBS Sunday Morning on August 30 (from May originally, I just read on their website). It had a lot of Sausalito but also a bit about a multimillion-dollar floating home on the Willamette River in Portland. Here’s a link to the show’s home page: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/09/sunday/main13562.shtml– just search for “houseboat” to get to a summary and some links to resources — not sure the segment itself is viewable, but there are other bits among the references. Happy day!

    • lynn says:

      Hi Joy – thanks – I could not find a link for viewing but know of the lah di dah ones on the “other” river. We have a few high priced ones here but not that high.

      And yes I am near PDX which houses the Oregon Air Nat’l Guard – but just like when I was a a kid I don’t “hear” the planes – the F-15 – yes – that take off is loud – [never call me near 9 AM or 1 PM 😀 ] One of the things I missed in VT was seeing airplanes….

      Lynn

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