Friday, July 10, 2009

10 July, 2009 -- Crossing the active

Taxiing to the north, crossing midfield, runway 08/26, she wasn't in any hurry to clear the active.

I guess the morning half inch of rain encouraged her to come out of hiding.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

9 July, 2009 -- Classic


Cub Coupe... 1940's era, it was here a few days ago.

Roy's mowing hay again.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

7 July, 2009 -- Reached in to get a tomato...


Well, I didn't reach in too far for that tomato. Just a garter snake, and right next to the fake snake. Ah, romance...

Flew to Kansas this morning to start the MU corn survey. Battery going down again, so I came back home. 'Twas clouding up, anyhow. No wind, sure was a pretty day to fly!

Waiting for the work crew.

Waiting for no one... this guy from Florida was headed for the backwoods of Idaho to spend his vacation fishing in the mountain streams.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5, 2009 -- Life back to normal

Air Tractor heading for Des Moines.
I suppose our guys will be heading to Iowa, too.
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4 July, 2009 -- Fireworks



Shoot for the moon! (composite of four photos, a little "moonwriting").

These were city fireworks.

Neighbors on their pond bank. I couldn't figure out that green thing, it was an out-of-focus blob in some of the pics... a light stick around the kid's neck. I used the 300 mm lens, and had to enlarge quite a bit, they were about 500 feet away. Sort of Halloweenish, I did quite a bit of playing around with the time exposures, and zooming and wiggling the camera, some are straight anchored shots.


Vehicle headlights and taillights leaving the area, just a jiggly time exposure.

OK, Fonda... let's see what you shot on the fourth!

July 4, 2009 -- Flying, let's talk about flying

Cub Cadet, about 1940's, in for the class reunion at Mtn. Grove.

John in his RV4, in from the 4th of July parade flyover at Willow Springs.

Don, in the Skybolt, in from his aerobatic routine for the alumni celebration in Mtn. Grove.

Sonny and Wayne, talking about flying. They came out to greet Don before he left for home at Everton. The wind had picked up after a rain shower, and it was a blustery afternoon.

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Later, BBQ at the house, fireworks displays all around... City big ones, neighbors little ones... boom boom pop pop sizzle fizzle... Great evening to celebrate being an American with friends!