F is for flying, family, fun, fighter pilots/plane, Fat Albert, famous Blue Angels and focus.
The California Capitol Air Show is this weekend. The last two days I have taken the kids out to the front to see the practices. It was so pretty outside, that I took a picture of our humble little home. The roses had a tough year last year and this year they seem to be coming back nicely. We have been enjoying all the flowers too, which we are planting in the pots you can see because our soil is ROCK HARD CLAY that is near impossible to dig. The only reason we have roses planted in the ground is that I took out the juniper bushes and that broke up all the soil! Above our house you can see a "zoom" as D calls it, or more properly known as a condensation trail or con trail. Since I have lots of pics to share, I made them extremely low resolution, so I apologize ahead for the pixelation but I also didn't want to overwhelm those of you with dial up.
And this churns my stomach because it seems like it would be harder in an older style plane without all the technology to pull up out of one of these dives or spins.
We think this might be Fat Albert (click on index at right) but we are not sure.
A couple came so low and close that the car alarm went off on our neighbor's Corvette and my right ear has been in pain ever since. (I have a cold and lots of pressure so it really hurt! At first I thought I burst my ear drum but it seems to be gradually getting better.)This is one of my favorite shots and D likes it too because he is 6!
This shows a black speck in the bottom left...this is a bird. Several of our pictures have specks and I thought that we had dust on our sensor, but when we checked pictures on the big screen, we found out they were birds! LOL What were they thinking as this happened?!
It amazes me how close they fly to each other. Pretty scary and impressive!