Friday, October 23, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Ex marks the spot

Early one morning this week we were out walking enjoying the beautiful blue skies.  It was chilly despite the sunshine. The clouds looked to be gettingblown apart by the wind.

What really brought my eye to the sky were all the contrails.  Not just that the conditions were just right to show them but all the air traffic that was emphasized by the Xs in the sky.

I mean they seemed to be everywhere.

I had just seen on tv that airlines were charging for every little thing we used to take for granted when flying.  I had just thought that maybe all of these fees would be their undoing.
It doesn't appear to these skies that the added fees are lessening air travel even though added fees seems like a double cross to me.

If I looke here I saw an X.

If I looked over there I saw an X.

I saw a fancy curyly X over here.

No, I don't think all those eXtra fees are having any affect on peoples travel plans. If you are flying some place fun and exciting this weekend  I hope you all have a great weekend and you don't have any double crosses. To view more sky photos go to Sky Watch Friday here.

21 comments:

Mike said...

Great pics Lisa, have a great weekend.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Wow, Lisa, I'm envious of your blue skies! It's pouring down rain here!

RuthieJ said...

I've never seen jet x's like that around here.....pretty cool Lisa!

Jayne said...

I remember a day like that here. The sky seemed literally FULL of them! I wondered if there were just a bunch of confused controllers that day... lol! Have a great weekend Lisa. :c)

Roses and Lilacs said...

So glad to see you have sunny skies.

Those contrails always look like the aimless wandering of planes. Where in the world are they going.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

What a great post Lisa.....I must go out in the garden tomorrow and look for X's.....

Have a fun weekend.....

Rose said...

Lisa, I remember seeing one of these crosses late last spring, perfect for an ABC X post. But you have hit the jackpot! Yes, I've heard about all the extra fees; I may be driving to Phoenix or Portland on my next trip...on second thought, no I won't:)

fairegarden said...

Double crosses, good one, Lisa! Lovely color to the sky so October blue! :-)
Frances

julie king said...

those are so cool! do you live near an airport?

SandyCarlson said...

Those marks in the sky are really lovely. All your photos are dreamy. I love that time of day.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

We don't see them as often as we used to; they must have changed the flight patterns to the Indy airport. The sky used to be filled with contrails, but I don't recall seeing x's.

Darla said...

We love to see contrails from the jets too!

Cicero Sings said...

We sure don't like flying ... such a hassle! ... no, not like the old days at all.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Julie, no, we don't live anywhere near a big airport that flies jets unless 60 miles awaw is close. That is why I was so surprised to see so many contrails that morning.

Gail said...

Your contrails across that goregeous big blue sky are perfect! Occasionally we see the x's and I wonder what in the heck is making them stay in place so long. No trips planned this weekend but we did have a house full of company! Hope your weekend was fun. gail

Q said...

I agree! It seems as if there is just as much air traffic as ever!
Fun post.
Sherry

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Cool! Or my first thought, "With a dot, dot, dot..." :)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Maybe, I'll fly somewhere exciting next year, but my traveling days are over for 2009, thank goodness. Loved your photos.~~Dee

Marvin said...

So that's what blue sky looks like. I enjoyed your post, Lisa. If the airlines had to depend on people like me, they wouldn't be able to make a single "X".

Sue said...

Look at all those x's! I love the blue skies and fluffy clouds!

yoon see said...

Wow! I never see something like this, great pictures Lisa.