Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Trails in the Sky

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

An amazing set of contrails in the morning sky over our farm. We rarely hear the planes as they pass overhead at an altitude of many thousands of feet. On cold mornings (when the air up high is much colder) the contrails hang in the sky for hours. The patterns can be fascinating.

I wonder where all the people on those planes are headed and what they are thinking about. Do I know any of them? Are they looking out the plane window and wondering about the tiny playland below them?

Looking at the sky's changing face is something that has always fascinated me.

In the days immediately following September 11, 2001 the sky above us was almost entirely free of aircraft (a few military craft flew over). This meant no contrails during the day and no flashing lights in the night sky. The weather was incredibly clear and beautiful, as it often is in mid-September. We sat in our tower at night, easily picking out the satellites passing overhead amid the silent, twinkling stars. We found ourselves marveling at nature's ability to carry on when we humans felt so helpless, and nearly hopeless. The barred owls carried on hooting. The katydids kept up their rasping sounds. We took comfort in these small signs that everything was going to be all right.

The sky this morning was ample evidence of that.


On April 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM tkieffer63 said...

as I was searching for "trails in the sky" I found your site. I do not know if you are aware of this but those "contrails' you are seeing are not contrails, these are Chemtrails. Do a search on them and you will be much surprosed as to what these truly are. I am sick at heart over this. After you aearch you may come to realize why our trees are dying form the top down and why the bees are dying, and our birds, and why so many people are now having epidemic searge in respertory ailments.
Just wanted you to be aware of this.