Saturday, June 16, 2012

I Caught It!

 ~The First Bolero~

Out first thing this morning with camera in hand to capture the first Bolero to bloom. I love these things. As you can see, they're lilies; the color is exquisite. They were a gift from my daughter years ago now. Yes, I talk about them every June. Without fail.

So there I was, in my pjs when suddenly the whir of a helicopter broke the early morning silence din of cawing crows. I have spared you the crazy angles of all the missed shots. I do hate to make a reader nauseous. Success at last when it broke between the treeline and the house.


~The Invader~

John came out wondering why our home was being targeted. "They've been flying around this house for a long time. Good thing we weren't having our coffee out there!" This makes me laugh. I can't figure out how some men think.

Whatever they're doing, they're not done yet because they just flew right over the top of us again. Does this ever happen in your corner?

A happy weekend to you...more gardening here. 

Love Vee

38 comments:

  1. The last time that happened to me, we were living in Detroit during 9/11!

    Really creepy...

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  2. Gorgeous flower! Maybe they were trying to get a good picture of the Bolero themselves! Ha,ha Never had them that close, just med-vac overhead flying to rescue someone. Hope nothing sinister is going on in your cozy neighborhood. Do let us know if you find out anything! A mystery for sure!

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  3. Beautiful flower! LOL, maybe the helicopter guys wanted to get a photo of your flower too! No helicopters hanging around here. We might see one in the distance if there is a medical evacuation (e.g., lifestar).

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  4. Around here, a low helicopter used to mean there was an escaped convict in the area.

    Sorrry... But that's so. One of those mountain men who could travel far and live off the land types.

    Now, helicopters transport patients from/to the local hospital, which is not too far away. So they come and go....

    Your flower should be raved about and pictured, every year!!! I do the same thing here. With my husband's yearly crop of lovely flowers. :-)

    "This is not a letter
    but my arms about you
    for a brief moment."

    ~~Katherine Mansfield

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  5. All the time. They will come out and circle --- and circle ---- and CIRCLE until the noise starts bugging me. And the worse? I never get to know why they were up there. LOVE the red flower. Summer is so beautiful.

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  6. It happened here just yesterday. I was commenting on it...strange. In fact, I jokingly said it must be the drones....

    Good catch...and the flower is divine.

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  7. Such a lovely bloom, Vee. We once had a little "lawn mower" ultra-light airplane that flew over our home every weekend. They were low enough that you could look up and just see them on that spindly little machine. They would wave and we would wave back!!! Nowdays, they have been outlawed!

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  8. We seldom hav helicopters but occassionally have them going to the Columbus Zoo which is just 10 minutes west of us. Probably carrying Jack Hanna or a very important exhibit perhaps?

    How you captured that is amazing, that is one good shot, lady!

    Sorry it disturbed your silence, but it was sure worth it for that pic. You know you need to enter your photos in contests - I know your nature ones should be on calenders! Try to enter them, really!

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  9. The flower is just GORGEOUS!! I love it...And yes, we have had many a hovering helicopter over the years, but it was never for anything good. Usually meant they were looking for someone on the run....Have a wonderful day. HUGS

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  10. Helicopters frequently circle us, either it is the police, the Air Ambulance, the army/RAF or a local man who owns one. Apart from that your lily is exquisite.

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  11. Oh, that is a beautiful shot of the Bolero. Such a pretty color it is.
    We do see helicopters fly by on occasion. I don't recall them circling, however.

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  12. Oh yes, "police activity", one night I actually called the precinct cause this thing was so low my house was vibrating....told me it was "police activity" looking for an escaped criminal (!) and I should just go back to sleep. I wonder if it was a news 'copter that had anything to do with Nik Wallenda and crossing the falls on a tightrope?? xo

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  13. Well done capturing the Bolero in your pjs! Do you live withing 20 miles of the Canadian Border? Maybe someone escaped from Canada and the helicopter was in hot pursuit!

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  14. What a stunning flower! I am glad that you showed it off again this year...especially since I am a new(ish) reader and haven't seen it before.

    Great shot of the helicopter. I suppose it could have been suspicious for you to be having your morning coffee outside. Better safe than sorry. ;-)

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  15. That's a beautiful flower! And great pictures from the previous post. Glad your computer is up and running again. Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Once in awhile. But I never know what they are doing up there, either. I don't think they are photographing my garden.
    Your Bolero lily bears bragging about every year. It's stunning!

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  17. Yes it happens sometimes, and in my vivid imagination I assume they are searching for something or someone, especially at night when they have their search light on. Beautiful photo !

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  18. Too often....the police helicopters...Phoenix area can be tricky at times!
    Good shot!

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  19. Lovely photo, I like the old ones too. Memories of moms old camera, black and white with scalloped edges on the print, look at is now! Digital!

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  20. These are both great captures Vee. The helicopter is probably looking for a certain type of 'plant', if you get my drift especially if there are woods near you. Haha. Is there an airport nearby? The only ones we see are the main power line inspectors every few months. And sometimes the army ones going to or from the base.

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  21. We do have helicopters overhead once in awhile and sometimes water bombers during the summer. They head to a nearby lake to fill up and dump water on forest fires. We've had so much rain this year that I hope we don't see many water bombers. That's an exquisite lily Vee. no wonder you love it so!

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  22. It happened often when we lived in Dallas, Texas as they were hunting armed and dangerous fugitives. I hope there wasn't one near you, and you in you jammies! :D
    That is a beautiful flower. It is so appropriate for a group of crows to be called a 'murder' of crows. Isn't that what you think of when they've taken over a tree in your yard early in the morning...murder of crows. Just thinking. ;-) Debbie

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  23. It happened often when we lived in Dallas, Texas as they were hunting armed and dangerous fugitives. I hope there wasn't one near you, and you in you jammies! :D
    That is a beautiful flower. It is so appropriate for a group of crows to be called a 'murder' of crows. Isn't that what you think of when they've taken over a tree in your yard early in the morning...murder of crows. Just thinking. ;-) Debbie

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  24. yep, looks like they have someone spotted who is up to no good... we have them too sometimes. Why do they think they can run away and not get caught?? Reminds me of the car chases on tv... it never ends well for the one running away. Now I think I'm going to watch a spy movie!!

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  25. Your flower is gorgeous and it's extra special coming from your daughter.

    Maybe the guys in the helicopter wanted to see you in your pj's.....just saying.....

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  26. The shot of the flower is beautiful, Vee!

    We don't see many helicopters in our rural area and when we do, it's usually a medical emergency helicopter. We don't like seeing those. We've seen a few other kind, but not circling.

    Enjoy the remainder of the weekend!

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  27. It makes me wonder what you wear to have coffee...I don't want to ask! heeheehee! What a lovely flower! Enjoy your weekend! I spent my day decluttering and I'm still not finished! Do we ever really finish? lol

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  28. PS A Coast guard airplane flew over us today and I got a photo of it...no helicopters though!

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  29. Yes it's happened to me. It stopped when I stayed inside the house in my jammies....LOL! Yer ah hoot! I am sure they are lookin for something. Best call the sheriff, maybe he knows somthin.

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  30. I forgot to mention your flower is beautiful!

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  31. Helicopters circuling overhead in my neighborhood always mean the police are looking for someone, Vee. Your flower is a gorgepous color red!

    Happy Father's Day to John tomorrow--enjoy your day!

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  32. Beautiful photos! I would love to live next door to you and John....we could all have our morning coffee together!

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  33. Your picture taking has improved tremendously, the flower picture could be a portrait! As for the invader, its a part of modern life for us. We live 15 minutes from the airport. It's pretty convenient when meeting guests who fly in or when taking a trip. It has become noise we get use to, thankfully, it isn't constant.

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  34. What a gorgeous flower!

    We live about 20 minutes from the small Asheville Airport. Though, we are not normally in the flight pattern, every once in a while the military will practice take offs and landings at our airport, because it is in the mountains and is good training for overseas mountainous country.

    When it happens they fly low over our house about 10 times in a row every 10 minutes or so...

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  35. That's a great shot of the helicopter.
    Yes, I've had helicopters going around like that.

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  36. The Iris is beautiful and boy that helicopter sure was close! Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  37. What did John mean by "Good thing we weren't having our coffee out there!"? Now you've got me curious as to how you take your coffee. HeeHee!!

    The only things we ever see fly over our house are crop dusters. Not much police action. Did you ever discover what they were doing?

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