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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

I shot this photo this past summer.  My youngest daughter and I were out on our deck watching for the jets that were streaking by as they practiced for the Guardians of Freedom airshow.  You can see in her shadow she has turned towards some noise she has heard and is anticipating the plane going by the big tree in our back yard.  The sun was bright that mid-day and she had put her hand up to shield her eyes and to get a better look as the fast-moving planes shot by.

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About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

2 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

  1. vakkermom says:

    When I was a kid we lived in San Diego. The Blue Angels would do practice flights over our house all the time, and it was a special day indeed when Dad let us climb up on the roof to sit and watch the “show.” I actually remember one time when there were some other jets flying overhead while my grandfather was visiting from San Bernardino. We were on the roof and he was having as much fun as I was…until we saw the plane start to sink long before it should have. My grandfather, a Korea vet, stood and watched, shading his eyes with his hands. The plane kept dropping, dropping, dropping…until it disappeared in a cloud of black smoke on the horizon. Grim-faced my grandfather immediately climbed down from the roof and made some phone calls. I’m not sure who he called, but he was able to learn that the pilot ejected safely and no one was hurt. I wonder if that brought back memories for him…memories he never spoke of…so we never asked.

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