It's Seafair weekend in Seattle right now. The Blue Angels have been flying around for the past couple of days and I wanted to take my camera down to the lake to try to get some pictures. My two favorite guys came with me. We walked. It's not a short walk, but it's all down hill, quite steep actually. And then we found a Starbucks, where we sat and waited for the show to begin. Amazing! Right?Okay, here's the real picture, below. It's all I've got. I just wanted an excuse to try Picnik's "space texture". ;-) Our spot at Carillon Point wasn't the best for viewing the show. Plus, I was still a little disappointed that I didn't get to see the Northern Lights last night, which were supposed to have been in view- if not for the heavy cloud cover and the bright street lamps. So the picture above is just for fun.
I did get to see a better view of the planes yesterday. But I was just walking to the grocery store with my son, no camera, not expecting to see them at all. All of a sudden, they buzzed right over our heads, so low that my son yelled, "duck!" And they really did seem that close. Pretty darn impressive, actually, and loud.....very loud. I grew tired of waiting to see the planes, which only teased us with a couple of fly overs near our area of Lake Washington. So I started taking photos of other things, like the lily pads. Because it is still a novelty for my son, and a simple way to make him happy, we took a cab home. That, and our pleasant downhill walk to the lake would have been an arduous climb back home. All in all, it was an enjoyable way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.