The Wild Blue Yonder

The Blue Angels, Pensacola

The first day of summer was absolutely lovely–the clearest blue sky and large white cumulus clouds. I was sitting on the back deck with my aunt watching the birds, listening to the far-off putter of a mower, the occasional barking of a dog not even breaking our peaceful reverie . . . suddenly

Practically covering the sky to our left, a jet flew over, royal blue and yellow. We stood up as it caught us unaware but we didn’t know what was to follow: a loud, house-shattering, glass-breaking thunderous sound that trailed seconds later. I screamed, I don’t know why I screamed. My father, who was in the house, claimed that I probably scared the pilots! But it startled me and our peaceful summer day was broken–but replaced by a show of the Blue Angels practicing.

Take ten minutes out of your day tomorrow to look at the sky.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: In summer, the song sings itself.  ~William Carlos Williams


7 thoughts on “The Wild Blue Yonder

  1. Now flying like that must be a fantastic thrill. Far from the boredom of flying level from point a to point b. Besides the thrill, they have to practise like crazy and trust each other with their lives. Great shots!

  2. Wow! This is amazing…Someone once told me what is needed to be a regular jet fighter pilot…that was incredible…but these guys—wow!


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