Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #20

I would like to wish all my American visitors and friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sky Watch Friday has on it's own site. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were 346 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

This week has been dark and dreary so I take you back to directly after the World Series of Baseball in Philadelphia and the MetLife Blimp was coming back to Akron, Ohio along Interstate 80 through Pennsylvania and Ohio. The MetLife Blimp is a neat site in the sky. I spotted it as I came up Interstate 60 in Pennsylvania.
I got almost right under it as it crossed the interstate highway.
We traveled along Interstate 80 through Pennsylvania and Ohio for a while.
To keep my skies interesting with another flying sight I will show you a small airplane flying over my house. We are not far from the Kent State Airport.
This was a flock of geese at a small pond when a group of them took to the wing

They had just taken off so they were quite unorganized.
That's my sky show for the day so go out and see some other great skies from around the world.

77 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Nice shots. No blimps in our neighbourhood today.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great varity in flying "objects". Well done. I wish you a wonderful weekend

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love those SkyWatch pictures, FG.
Especially the unorganized geese.
tee hee.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Susan said...

My favourite has to be the geese over the lake, the second from last. Gorgeous!

We don't get blimps here, and we only get planes and helicopters when someone's lost in the mountains, so I loved your 'airshow' this week! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy SWF, too.

kjpweb said...

Blue skies from you today, huh? Beautiful!
And happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Cheers, Klaus

bowledover said...

Blue skies to cheer us up. Love the planes and blimps.
I no longer see the organised or unorganised geese, but yours made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Leora said...

Go Met Life and Snoopy! (my husband works for Met).

The two bottom photos are very picturesque.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great catch for sky watch! Happy SWF once again :) Wishing you a fun and nice weekend!

Leedra said...

Nice SWF series. Love the blimp.

Happy Thanksgiving.

marina said...

I wish I could fly too! I sometime dream that I am and the feeling is great!

Ruth said...

So nice to see "identified flying objects" in nice clear skies. The skies this week around here have been most uninspiring. Happy Thanksgiving to you and happy SWF.

Catherine said...

I think I've never seen a blimp on Sky Watch since I participate. On the other hand, I don't visit the 300 and so blogs each week!

But I prefer nevertheless, the geeses. They seem to fly well-ordered, like a squadron.

Sylvia K said...

What great shots! and all kinds of flying things! What fun! Thanks, FG!

John said...

Great set of shots as always, FG.

Deborah Godin said...

Very nice series of photos. For some reason, the one of the blimp really makes me smile; don't ask me why. Are blimps inherently funny?? All I can think is: So, what's up! Hmmm, I'm not explaining this very well...

Gill - That British Woman said...

great series of photos, the last one was my favourite.

Gill in Canada

imac said...

Sure got some great flying skies this week Fishing Guy

Guy D said...

Very cool shots, well done.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Tina said...

FG,
You have some really busy skies over your house! Liked the blimp..not something one see all the time!!

Neal said...

Nice shots, especially the shots with the birds.

Darla said...

I love the blimps!!! All of your photos are great! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

Arija said...

Great flying cigar. Love the geese and further down your blog, those amazing icicles! Take care walking underneath when it thaws.

Müge said...

You have beautiful, calm, peaceful skies dear Fishing Guy ... Have a nice and pleasant Friday and week-end!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Hey fish guy - Happy Thanksgiving back at you! Fun skies - always changing, whether by man or nature. Great post.

alicesg said...

Wow your sky is full of activities. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Shinade said...

Oh boy have I ever been on that interstate? Only hundreds of times with my husband in his rig.

As always I enjoy my visit here so much and they are all great photos.

But, as a country girl I have to say that my favorites are the pond and the geese.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Oh my you should even be done with your evening snack of left overs by now.

That's my favorite part of thanksgiving....the snacking later in the day.

So did you fish or watch football?

Happy SWF:-)

Carver said...

I like how you showed man made flying machines as well as those born to fly with their own wings. Happy Thanksgiving.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey FG, Wow---you saw all kinds of things in the sky, didn't you????? I love blimps.. Their sound is so unique. I used to see them when I lived in Texas. Remember when the Goodyear Blimp was the ONLY one???? Times ---they are a-changin'!!!! Hope you all had a great day!!! Did you eat too much?????

Celeste said...

What a great series of flying things! Perfect skywatch post.

George said...

I also enjoyed all of your 'identified flying objects'. The blimp was especially interesting since I've never seen one up close and personal. Thanks for all your pictures.

Sue said...

We used to have the Goodyear Blimp fly over once in awhile. That was before the age of digital cameras. I like all your pictures.

Tabib said...

Great Sky pictures series.
The last two with birds are my choice

Have a great weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

How can geese get unorganised? Thought they always fell into line? Maybe they were having an off day?

Great collection of photos for sky watch friday, thanks for sharing your view of the horizon.

bobbie said...

Love all your sky shots, but the geese have to take the prize. Nature always wins. That last photo is great!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a nice series of skywatch shots featuring various modes of "flight"...like the geese best...i am partial to wildlife...
have a great weekend.

Suz Broughton said...

So much here! I love blimps--especially Snoopy ones!
The whole series is great.

Pietro said...

Great and varied series of images, Fishing Guy! Thanks for sharing!

Sandradb said...

First of all - Happy Thanksgiving! Great "flying" collection!

claude boyer said...

Fine zeppelin !
You may see mys sky reflection on
http://au-fil-de-l-aube.fr

Kostas said...

Marvellous team the photographs with amazing subjects!

chrome3d said...

Thanks for sharing all your flying little things. Unfortunately you didn´t catch any flying fishes at this round:)

soulbrush said...

such clarity of these skies.

kbguy said...

that's a series of nice pictures there. I love it. Happy Sky watch from me.

Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love seing blimps!They're so cool looking.And I really like the ;ast shot,with the geese.

Small City Scenes said...

What a great little series. Love it. I haven't seen a blimp for years--very cool. MB

tipper said...

The metlife pic is a real capture. You're always seeing the most interesting things-and capturing them on film too.

Afanja said...

I love your shots of the blimp in the blue sky.
Happy Skywatch & Happy SWF>

Warren Baker said...

Dark and grey here too FG. Rain all day!!

Paz said...

Wonderful sky shot! Happy Thanksgiving! I trust you had a nice celebration.

Paz

Mary said...

Love the blimp shots! The birds taking off from the lake are excellent. I always have trouble with those shots.

Carole said...

Very nice shots. I love the closeup of the blimp. My favorite is the "disorganized geese."

Warren Baker said...

F.G. In answer to your mallard question. Their heads are bottle green, but it depends on the light direction, the feathers shimmer in different light.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful set of photos! It seems a wonderful theme about 'things that fly!' Great SWF post!!

Powell River Books said...

One of my alter egos is private pilot so of course I liked the airplane picture best. I invite you to come see my Coastal BC sunrise and sunset. - Margy

Lindab said...

A fun series of 'flight' photos, from the graceful to chubby!

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! great blue skies with lots of interesting stuff going on!

Denise said...

A great series of photographs, enjoyed every one of them from the blimp to the geese, great shots.

tikno said...

Beautiful photo. Feel you enjoy that moment.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Really nice shots! I like the collection of different kinds of things that fly across the sky.
:-) Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes.

Tink *~*~* said...

Hey, that's Snoopy - "Curse you, Red Baron!" :D

Tink *~*~*

Naturegirl said...

A nice variety of images Fishing Guy!
A SWF gal..NG

Linda Reeder said...

Great flying theme.

Gmj said...

Some very uplifting sights!

Geoff said...

Great set of images, fishing guy! Great shots of the blimp and the birds.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Nice variety of flying machines :)
And lovely simple sky backdrops, too.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a wonderful collection of photos! The geese one looks very serene!

Thanks for sharing them with us and I do invite you to stop by and view my Sky Watch contribution too!

Ms. Hays said...

Hey Fishing Guy! Nice shots!

Connie said...

Nice sky pictures. I like to watch blimps in the sky.

babooshka said...

I remeber Goodyear blimps when I was a child. Great series of images today.

TCKK said...

Nice photos. I love watching blimps when I get the chance. Also, planes.

A Blog In The Rough said...

I love 'lil snoopy on the blimp, haven't seen a blimp snoopy or otherwise in ages I think it was a Blockbuster one now that I tihnk of it, lol
thanks for sharing :)

P-TER said...

Great varity in flying "objects" in the sky.
Beautiful pictures.
A wonderful weekend.
Gr.
P-TER

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful travel sky. Great shots.

PJ said...

Lots of activity in your part of the sky. Thanks for sharing. I love all the photos of the deer.

Chrissy said...

Great shots, the birds do look very unorganised!

Louise said...

Fun post. I think I've seen the Met Life blimp before. But without camera. (It was a long time ago.)

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely variety for SkyWatch Friday! Great job!!!