This is my first time joining an alphabet même...in the past I've come across them already in progress, so I'm excited at the chance to finally play along.
For me, airplanes are endlessly fascinating. I spend many hours peering up at them from my house and car, (well, not while I'm driving!).
We're on a minor flight path to the Vancouver airport and while some complain of the noise, I enjoy the roar of planes as much as I do the sound of trains in the night.
And seriously, how many moments in life are as vibrant as that brief instant when the plane leave the runway and we're suddenly airborne? It never fails to thrill me.
These shots were taken at last year's Air Show, held as an annual event in the nearby town of Abbotsford.
It must be admitted that we rarely actually go into the actual show. The thought of crowding onto blacktop in the suffocating heat of an August day with thousands of others brings my claustrophobia hurtling to the forefront. That said, we never fail to park under a shady tree and watch what we can from outside the gates.
- Even planes in disrepair are beautiful to me.
I once dreamed of earning my pilot's license, but think the time has come to leave the skies to those younger and sharper than me.
I will content myself with watching and dreaming as my imagination soars along with them and will happily fly along as a passenger at every chance I get...
To see more stories built around the letter "A", do check out the link below....