autumn splendour

Friday, February 17, 2012

flying high




While in the yard yesterday I could hear the drone of
the motors on these paragliders.
I kept looking to see where they were and spied them
floating above our neighbour's house.



There were 3 of them altogether but by the time I dashed
into the house to grab my camera the first one had passed.
Just imagine the view from up there.
And the cold.
It was about 3 degrees celsius and cloudy.



I've captured these guys before as they fly all year around.
Did you notice the skiis attached to the yellow one?



Away they go. 

I don't know where they take off and land
but they are fascinating to watch as they float
above the hills and valleys around us.

I've mentioned before that I have a fear of heights
so flying in one of these would be terrifying to me.

How about you?

Are you brave enough to try it?

We are getting some light snow today and it's quite mild.
The weekend weather is looking nice with some sun
and freezing mark temperatures.  I can almost feel
the snow melting. :)

I hope you have a great weekend!

Blessings,

Pamela


16 comments:

  1. Pamela
    How neat! No, I couldn't do this. Now that I'm older heights bother me too. Darn!
    My FIL did this when he was in his early 70's.
    Can you imagine? But I'm sure it's an experience of a lifetime.
    Have a good weekend-Kimberly

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  2. you would not catch me up there! But I enjoy watching from below and imagining what it must be like. And it must be so cold up there! Have a good weekend!

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  3. Oh my goodness - I hope they're dressed warmly!!

    I'd like to try it. I'm not afraid of heights but I think I might chicken out anyway.

    Lovely lovely day here on PEI - how's NB?

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  4. PS - I'm not aware of the problem coming up March 1st re blogging. Is it a blogspot problem?

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  5. I don't think that I could do that. It would be fun watching them do it, though. I might be tempted to worry about them, too. Yes, it's milder. It feels spring-like. Don't you think that, at this rate, spring will be arriving at least on time?

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  6. Great pics. I don't like heights so it's not for me.
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

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  7. I'm not the least bit brave and would never try that. Looks dreadful! I admire an adventurous spirit though...I walked my dog today after school with just a sweatshirt. It's almost 50 here right now. Just the silliest weather. Have a lovely weekend Pamela!

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  8. No thank you!!!! It's not for me. :) But your pictures are awesome, Pamela!!

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  9. Nope, you wouldn't get me up there either! I do well to board a jet plane and fly to the west coast. They are something to watch though, aren't they?
    Thank you for stopping by earlier and leaving your nice comment. My friends mean the world to me! Have a lovely weekend, my dear friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. I'd never get into a plane to do that - but I'll bet the sensation of flying, swooping and then skiing must be amazing!

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  11. Hi Pamela
    I'm with you, I have a fear of heights and would never do that. Hot air balloons look like fun, but there again is the height thing.
    Judith

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  12. Hi Pamela,
    Yes, I got rid of the word verification at last. It took some doing but I finally did it, with a little help from above!

    I was looking over some of your posts and my first camera was a Kodak which Hubby gave me for Christmas the first year we were going together. I used it for well over twenty years.
    And the photos we had taken on our first date, we had taken in the booth at Zellers. Wonderful memories!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. These are wonderful shots. They remind me of the movie Fly Away Home, about the little girl who flew south with Canada Geese.

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  14. Lovely pics, Pam.. I don't even fly in a plane let alone in one those .. Yikes.. No thanks.. I can't imagine how cold that would be..
    Each to his own, I guess. grin..
    God bless..

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  15. I'm not a fan of heights e.g. clinging to the top of a ladder or being on an exposed cliff, but I have no fear of flying. This looks like it would be quite a thrill - after a bit of training, of course.

    Great shots, Pamela !

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  16. Pamela, all of the word verification words are weird to me, LOL. I just can't see them clearly enough to figure them out.

    Love the shots of the high flyers.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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