Monday, 29 December 2008

Blue Monday

One of the advantages of living on an Island is that you always have family somewhere near the sea, which means you can visit them to watch an Airshow on a Bank Holiday Monday. I don't know what it is like where you live but in the UK you can normally guarantee that on a Bank Holiday - when most of the major Craft shows, Fayre's, Airshows take place - that it will rain!!! but sometimes we are pleasantly surprised and the day turns out to be glorious.

These pictures were taken a few years ago of The Red Arrows (Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team) at an Airshow near where we lived. The sky was a brilliant blue which gave full advantage to The Red Arrows to perform their routine and for us, the audience, to watch in amazement.

The Red Arrows are an elite aerobatic team and are always part of any 'fly overs' where Royalty is concerned.

'You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.' Amelia Earhart

'We return home, after these experiments, with the conviction that sailing flight was not the exclusive prerogative of birds.' Otto Lilienthal, 1874

'It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before is God and I have no fear.' Hellen Keller, aged 74 in 1955

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14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Your pictures are beautiful, and I love the quotes. Neat idea!

Smilingsal said...

Amazing pictures. That must have been a super air show. Happy Blue Monday!

Michael said...

I love the Red Arrows, Each time I go to Portrush for the Air Show I stay inside until the Red Arrows come

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Judith, I love these pictures. So beautiful against that gorgeous blue sky! I also enjoy air shows. I'm not much on flying myself (have a problem with my ears and flying), but my cousin is a Hurricane Hunter. :-)

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila

ellen b said...

What fabulous shots from the airshow! How nice that the skies were blue for you :0)

Charli and me said...

Oh wow! These are fabulous pictures! We have an air show every two years where I live and it's coming up this summer. They are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Happy blue Monday!

CC said...

Happy Blue MOnday..I love your photos. that sky and the planes are just wonderful.

Melissa Wertz said...

Look at that sky! Beautiful pictures. Happy Blue Monday!

White Iris Designs said...

That is totally cool! Beautiful sky ..great photos...bet you had a wonderful day!
Happy New Year!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Judith,
So good of you to drop by. I love hearing from folks in the UK. I see you are an officer in the Salvation Army. I am a pastor's wife myself.
Those pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing and drop by again soon. Take care and Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Sandi

bj said...

Awesome photos...how fun that must have been to watch...
Happy Day..

The Muse said...

Greetings ms Judith...what a true pleasure to make your acquaintance this Blue Monday! and i see your post is 'soaring high!" oh goodness...i would love to be up there twirling and swirling about!

(well, i think i would!) LOL
Muse's tend to be brave..... (mostly~LOL)

Thank you for visiting me and I hope we can chat often :)

Anonymous said...

I'm also an Officer, in the USA West. You could visit our city, San Francisco for your 30th...it's beautiful here.
I've been married almost 35 years and have 2 grown children. Love making new SA friends!
Anna Phillips

imjacobsmom said...

That is cool! I showed this to Jacob and he thought so, too. Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn