Friday, May 17, 2013

Looking Up! Focus on Life Week 20

My backyard
Well it's time to look skyward! I really wanted to see a hot air balloon, or get a shot of one of the multitudes of helicopters that fly over my house, or maybe just some of those mammatus clouds we saw a couple of weeks ago. And then I thought perhaps there would be some animal shaped clouds flying over. I did see a lot of birds, for sure! We spend a lot of time looking down and around. Looking up was a bit of fun!

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Ghost plane

A very vocal starling

A gingko tree- so lovely!
See what everyone else was looking up at here!

24 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a great quote from da Vinci! and wow a gingko tree? I don't think I've ever seen one! thanks for showing us!!

LoriF said...

Oh, that ghost plane is so cool! I don't think I've ever seen one look like that...great pics!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a great shot of the crackle and I really like the da Vinci quote,

Beti Horvath said...

Nice shots! Your grackle is so saucy!

Patty Woodland said...

I don't have grackles here and believe it or not I miss them. They would migrate through where I lived in NJ in the thousands...

Shel said...

Beautiful shots - all of them! That Ghost Plane is something amazing,...but the trees are so cool. So's the birdie!! ;-)

Debi said...

Great capture of the plane and the grackle. I've heard of a gingko tree but never seen one.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Whoops, sorry, I think that's a starling. I always get those mixed up!

Claire said...

wonderful photos! always love vapour trails :)
have a great weekend!

Becky Pancake said...

Great pics this week. I thought about clouds but it was gray here so i needed something else. Your quote fits perfectly.

Donna said...

Great post! Love the plane,

Alicia said...

Beautiful shots, accompanied by a very nice quote. DaVinci was a very wise man, indeed!

Designed by Vera said...

Great pics...I see those planes all the time as I live in line with Tampa but I never thought to think of them as ghost planes. Will really have to watch! And the bird and tree, isn't nature grand! I just love it.
Thanks for the great post.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wonderful shots - love that ghost plane!

Sandi Volpe said...

Perfect quote and great pictures

Janet Bocciardi said...

Great shots! It does look like a ghost plane - how does that happen? Interesting that da Vinci said that since man hadn't flown yet. It would be interesting to hear what future he sees today, wouldn't it?

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your pictures all tell a story and are lovely in detail. Wonderful quote to go along with the ghost plane. Fantastic shot!

Mama Zen said...

I love that shot of the starling!

Ema Kilroy said...

A gingko tree ... how interesting! That ghost plan is really cool! I love your photos.

Alice said...

Such great photos, especially the one of the ghost plane! Our gingko tree is just now getting some small leaves. Such a graceful tree--and hardy too.
And thanks for sharing the wonderful quote from Leonardo da Vinci as well.

Adrienne said...

You captured some great shots of looking up this week, I like the first one with the lamp post and flower.

thewovenspoke said...

Great photos, it is kind of amazing looking up. like the starling.

Courtney said...

Love, love the ginko tree! Great shots all the way around.

Islandgirl said...

That plane picture is neat!