Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Way up high


Thirty-four thousand feet over Pennsylvania every space looks perfectly planned. Asymmetrical patches of green and gold, S-shaped rows or concentric circles, roads leading to the horizon, countless ponds and lakes. There are towns with perfect orange baseball diamonds, golf course sandtraps that look like tiny footprints. Swimming pools are aqua dots (I never knew there were so many!) Shiny roofs and sparkling car hoods twinkle in the sun. One town looks as if a giant cement mixer dumped its contents from the sky to smother the green with gray. Now, as I float along, I see a plane and a cloud - below me.
To see more Skywatch photos visit Tom at Wigger's World!

18 comments:

Rachel said...

THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN!! THE PICTURE QUALITY IS JUST BRILLIANT! THIS IS THE GREATEST PICTURE!!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is so pretty! I love the patchwork below. Great Skywatch/Groundwatch!!! :-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great photo this turned out to be. A total different perspective of Sky Watch. I love the green patches of grass

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the layers in this photo.

bobbie said...

A picture of the sky from the sky. Wonderful!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful view. It amazes me, too, that the landscape looks organized and neat from the sky.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Marvelous Sky Watch photo. Love the photo; love your text.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm so happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I do hope everyone clicks this picture...

Just to let you know I have visited and seen your post. I thank you for joining in this week and being part of the Sky Watch community.
Tom :O)

Love your writing..BTW

Petunia said...

My hometown Bergen doesn't look like this at all from the sky. It is not planned so very good. I think the town has grown from the center and out and from the outside and in to the center at the same time. Well from the sky it looks like a big explosion and that the pieces (houses) has been left all over the valley:)
But I love it anyway!
You have a very great picture in the post this week.
Petunia's SWF

happyone said...

That is one great photo and you discribed it perfectly.

For The People said...

That is nearly eight miles up! Cool shot!

Pinay Mommy said...

thanks for the warm welcome! your pic is very amazing. great view!

was here,

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AphotoAday said...

Interesting photo from way up there!   And your writing is great -- loved reading that...

Shimmy Mom said...

Nice shot. I love the POV .

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

Kathiesbirds said...

Now you can see why the poem is called "The Land of Counterpane" for it cetainly does look like a patchwork quilt! Nice view for Skywatch Friday! Don't get dizzy!

Wren said...

Nice twist on "skywatch". And thanks for stopping by Wrenaissance.