Saturday, May 24, 2008

In the Sky/On the Ground

This week's challenge over at 2things :
In the Sky/On the Ground

In the sky ... this cloud image was taken from our airplane
just minutes before our descent into Logan Airport in Boston, MA.

In the sky... test missile launch from Vandenburg AFB taken
from our front yard in Santa Maria, CA. This was what the
contrail looked like in the night sky.

In the sky at dusk from our side yard in Santa Maria, CA.
For logistic inquiries - Santa Maria is located just 40 min.
north of Santa Barbara, 15 min south of Pismo Beach.

On the ground... King St. downtown Boston, MA marked the
actual spot where tension grew between the American
colonists and the British on March 5th, 1770, resulting in the
Boston Massacre.

On the ground... at Jalama Beach in Lompoc, CA
We found these unusual tide pools with all sorts of colorful mollusks.

On the ground...Jalama Beach, CA my dear husband
surprised me with this message of love. Can you spot our
mysteriously tall shadows looking back and admiring his

Open space behind my mother's house in Broomfield, CO
I thought it would be fitting to end with a mirror image of sky in the ground.

I really enjoy looking for images to post for these challenges
as it gives me a chance to revisit all the wonderful places,
I have enjoyed living and visiting.

Glad you stopped by and thank you.
My other blogspot: "ThE ArTfuL EyE"


Artists With Artitude said...

Astonishing views! My absolute favorites are (1) the tide pools on the beach which look like strewn pearls lost by some old Duchess on the run..., (2) the test missile launch which looks like a stunning abstract painting (how did you capture that?!), and of course, the very galant G and the adorable lady!ain't love just grand??!

May all memories stay as beautiful as all of your pics!

Artists With Artitude said...

ooops...may ALL your memories....

Sorry, I was just catching my breath after seeing such amazing sights :)

Nora said...

It must be fun for you to look through all your images to come up with the right ones. You must have many to choose from.

I love the images of the sky, especially the first one, because it is so majestic, What else can such clouds be, right?

K Hutchinson said...

WOWZERS these photos are just breath taking! I feel like I have just been back to the beach! That was just a wonderful day to me! mmmmm fish taco's!

John M. Mora said...

tony the tiger says they are grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat.

the tide.pool is surrealistic and your mother's back yard is majestic and does not need to be mowed.

Unknown said...

my favorites are the tidepools and the last but those clouds, and the contrail...oh heck, they are all quite delish...

Rob said...

Colorful mollusks, interesting creatures we don;t see here. Thats my favorite, rich in colorin the sand. Your sandy love note is quite romantic. Well done, I may have to borrow this idea. ;)

Jean Levert Hood said...

That test missile shot is simply amazing!! Wow! The others are pretty awesome too!

Corinne said...

Beautiful pictures. I loved your post on the artful eye about living in the moment and your artwork, as always, is stunning.

lebanesa said...

beautiful. just beautiful. the last one looks like a painting. Love those shadows.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Lovely selection of photos for the challenge! Never before have I seen test missiles and writing on the sand together:)
I love the rockpools and the star that marks the historical spot.You mind ticks much like mine:) Thanks for the link to Nora's blog:)