April 04, 2009
Surpise! Blue Angels Over Our Lake!
So there we were... a lovely spring day, dogwoods whispering, azaleas loud with their riot of color (why did I think I needed every color available?) Measuring, sawing, clamping and drilling our new 'above the ivy' hill steps to the lake, when... well, imagine giant alien bugs buzzing around your head, I mean VARROOOOMM!!! Again and again!
Now, we lived on or near Air Force bases for the first twenty years of our marriage, and we've know how they can be... but this really got our attention! It was Friday and the locals are hosting an air show Saturday and I guess they were working on their timing.
And then... WOW! Blue Angels! Four of them making passes over our lake! I whipped out my holster camera and always seemed to be too slow. Later I went through the dozen shots and whoa! I got one!
I understand a B-52 will make a pass over the airfield during the show (no way the small town airport could host a landing) and since that was J's plane, it would be fun to see. Can't go to the show because this isn't the week my "studio assistant" comes to tidy up the place and we've got house guests coming tonight. But they put on a great show for us and I always get a lump in my throat when I see our proud military showing off...