8.14.2007

Taking Flight

In Awe
July 2007

My iTunes: Landed by Ben Folds

Do you remember what you thought of flying as a child? I sure do. I loved it and I still do today. For the last several weeks our family has been traveling around from place to place. The shot below is of my Sam's hand against the window of the plane really captivated me. Sam the adventurer. He was in complete awe the whole flight. He has flown several times before and each time it is the same reaction. He just cant get enough and asks tons and tons of questions...each one leading to another. Never quite satisfied to let it rest. I love the feeling of wonder that comes with new and fascinating experiences. What a wonderful gift it is to watch my children as they see the world! It is like seeing it all over again for the first time.

I hope that you are well there in your part of the world! Have a great week!



21 comments:

Mike said...

Neat pictures. Miss seeing you around the blog world. Hope your travels are safe and satisfying.

Take care and be careful.

Moi said...

:) i remember my little brother like that.....the pics brought memories from home....hope you all are enjoying the travels as much as Sam seems to :)

Mark said...

I love how just a small portion of skin on his hand is lit in the first picture. These are great pics.

Fly safely (like you have a choice in the matter).

Julia said...

ahhh man that first picture is incredible anna!

yeah i will definetely keep posting :) i am getting really excited to go and i know that i will have fun, its just starting to feel really bittersweet knowing im going to be leaving so soon. ahh its scary :)

i cant wait to see your upcoming posts, your pictures always have so much to them. i love it.

kenju said...

Sam is a lot like me. Whenever I fly, my nose is pressed to the window nearly the whole flight. even if we're over water, I have to watch!

Enjoy your travels and land somwhere wonderful, soon!

Lara said...

wow, both of those shots gave me chills. :)

Rosy said...

When I was a child I used to love to fly, and now all I do is get air sick :(

Those pictures are great at how you had capture them.

gaz said...

these photos are jawdropping. you're a natural

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great photo Anna!

As an aviation photographer, I had not thought of a shot like this ... of course, I'm the one sitting the window seat.

hnlrarebirds.blogspot.com

CG said...

I love the start and end of flights but inbetween I get bored and just want to be at my destination!!
Where are you???

bluemountainmama said...

love the second one, anna! sam reminds me so very much of sir laughsalot....i think they are kindred spirits, indeed! can't wait for us all to meet up!:)

i've only flown once,before having a child.... so sir laughsalot hasn't had a chance to yet. he's always asking to fly to london, though....to see his aunt, uncle and cousins.

Alice said...

I like the first one of Sam. He's always checking things out and asking questions. One of many things I love about him.

JoAnn - NL Photography said...

bye,
have agreat time,nice pic's

joann

Anna said...

The first one captures Sam so well. I have to say Anna, your boys were definately two of the greatest kids I've ever watched/babysat.

Christy said...

Glad you've been enjoying my photo blog! Now that I'm home, I'm hoping to actually make it a daily thing. I've uploaded my pictures to the computer and have started the massive process of editting...

John Roberts said...

Both photos have a sci-fi feel to them!

Chad Oneil said...

Very cool!

Flying is definitely a miracle.

Kyle said...

yes yes, I have been incredibly busy lately, I have all of these pictures to update and no time to do it!

College is right around the bend for me, so that's an added time-consumer!

Always great to hear from you and see your wonderful pictures,

Kyle

AphotoAday said...

LOVE the shot of the hand against the window... Something really special about that shot !

Waldo Oiseau said...

Love these photos! I'm 32 and I still get that giddy-childish-feeling right when the plane is taking off!

Cris said...

You've been missed, glad you are returning home and to the blog world! I still remember my oldest son saying "Mom, what an experience" one time when we moved to the US and he looked out the window, the whole plane heard him.