Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oh, What A Beautiful Day!

Last Sunday everything was covered with ice and snow.  Today, the above-freezing weather is making things melt quickly.  The only white that's left on the front lawn are the piles where we tossed snow as we shoveled. I'm hopeful they will soon be gone, too.

Son Donald came for a visit after lunch.  Mid-afternoon he stepped outside to take some things to his car.  When he came in, he told us to go look at the sky.  This is what we saw:

Isn't it interesting?  I don't think I've ever seen this many airplane condensation trails in one place at once!  We don't usually have many planes passing overhead, but there's several small airports in the area where private pilots can keep their crafts.  I wonder if the nice weather brought them out.

It was too cold to be outside without a jacket, so after admiring the contrails for a few minutes we went back inside. I kept looking out the window to check on them every few minutes, though.   It took almost an hour for all of them to disappear.


  1. Interesting art!! thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. You can thank me for the warm weather ...... everytime I leave and head north the weather turns lovely!! It was a nice day here in Minnesota, too. I did not see any green, though. It will be awhile .........

  3. Wow, I hope that someone was in charge of air control! lol I've also never seen so many signs of planes in the air at once and what a beautiful day. We had the same here as well but unfortunately this is going to be short lived, Wednesday it's supposed to be back to deep freeze weather. I'm just hoping the weather man is lying! :-)

    What a wonderful photo, thanks for sharing your blue skies!

  4. Wow! You really had a lot of air activity there. Looks cold though.

  5. Looks like the military was flying configurations overhead!

  6. Very similar to what we saw on Saturday morning, heading south out of SF. The air must have been just right to hold the con-trails. It was amazing. I counted 24 distinct ones.