Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sun N Fun Airshow Weekend

Went to the Sun N Fun Fly In in Lakeland this weekend. The Thunderbirds performed and were great as always. They had to do a low level routine because of low ceilings, but it was awesome. I was especially impressed with the C-17. It took off in about 400 feet and landed in about the same amount of space. After it landed it went backwards for about 50 feet. When it got to the end of the runway, it backed into its parking space - incredible! It was a little rainy, so got some interesting pics with the rain and clouds off the wings and propellers, as you can see here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birding in Ft Desoto Park - St Petersburg

Was able to get a few good shots of some real pretty birds this weekend. The Prothonotary Warbler was a first for me. What a cute and photogenic fellow.

Shuttle Launch - April 2010

Early morning launch of Discovery. Takes about 10 minutes to get into space and not be able to see shuttle. The comet effect was thrilling to see. I heard the roar of the launch about 11 minutes after liftoff.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

March 17 Montezuma & Sedona AZ

On the way to the Grand Canyon, we visited Montezuma's Castle and Well. Both we pretty neat to see. After eating lunch at the 101 Omelet restaurant, we explored Sedona. The red rocks are amazingly beautiful. We drove north to Flagstaff and reached 7000 ft. Lots of snow from about 5000 feet and up still in the trees and places the sun doesn't hit for long. (If anyone wants to help identify the little gray bird below, please try, we're not sure).