Monday, May 17, 2010

wings

Military...
and magical...
We spent the weekend taking in the EXCEEDINGLY loud but equally fascinating sights at the Joint Forces Air Show. While getting the rare opportunity to explore every type of aircraft imaginable on the ground, just overhead planes of all kinds were doing truly death defying stunts and formations so close you often wanted to duck. Did you know that helicoptors can do stunts? All I could think while watching these talented military pilots was, "I hope their mothers are not seeing this. It just doesn't seem safe!"

And then in sharp contrast, we spent the other part of the weekend at our local Fairie Festival. Unicorns and greenmen and dragons and fairies of all shapes and sizes. The kids ran amuck and built fairy houses and made fairy wishes. No frenzied flying and a much quieter scene.

While the two types of wings couldn't be farther from each other, they both made one little boy's imagination soar.

6 comments:

Cassandra said...

oh I so wish we had a fairy festival nearby...my girls would just melt...looks gorgeous!

Joy said...

Ooh, a fairy festival! How fun! Looks like a great weekend. I grew up near a naval air station and always enjoyed the air shows. :)

Anna said...

A fairy festival?! My daughter and I would be over the moon and I think I could get one or two of my boys to think it was pretty wonderful too.

Kerry said...

What beautiful photographs!

Ellenjohnrubicon said...

So cool- both of them. I'm a sucker for big planes and unicorns, equally.

mamaroots said...

oh my what amazing wings- love them both! Pure magic!

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