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Winter Shadows

Winter Shadows
The suns shadows were amazing today!

I intended to work on an in-depth blog post this evening but everything changed as soon as I turned the television on! The breaking news regarding the commercial airplane crash in the Hudson River has made me speechless . . . . I am so thunderstruck that all 155 people on board had escaped the crash with only a few minor injuries. The pilots, on flight crew members, commercial ferry drivers and the first on the scene responders are all heroes! These winter shadow photos are my way of reflecting the 155 lives that were saved by those heroes!!

Winter Shadows
Some of the shadows along the road!

Winter Shadows


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16 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    A beautiful tribute to the heros of the plane crash. It is amazing that they all survived.

    15 January 2009 at 8:27 pm

  2. Tom–you are so right. The story of how the pilot put the plane down just so; the action of the crew; the cooperation of passengers. Wonderful and amazing.

    15 January 2009 at 9:48 pm

  3. If I am ever in a plane crash, I want it to be like this. What an amazing story. We spent a week in NYC and this was very near to our hotel. It is a wonder the pilot did not hit any boats, and if he had landed in the city, the outcome would have been so different. Now about those birds that caused the engine to fail…there has to be some solution to this problem.
    (p.s. Good to see you back online)

    15 January 2009 at 10:09 pm

  4. That’s some miracle they all survived. I guess it was an orderly exit. Good thing there wasn’t panic because it takes so long to get people off airplanes. They must have all left their carry-ons behind.

    You need to make and sell calendars out of your photos. They are just gorgeous!

    16 January 2009 at 12:07 am

  5. Beautiful tribute to folks who surely were thinking! They did a great job… and so have you with these photos.

    16 January 2009 at 7:47 am

  6. Your photos are wonderful. And even more wonderful was the great outcome of what so easily could have been a horrific tragedy. Thanks so much for reminding us!

    16 January 2009 at 10:06 am

  7. A wonderful tribute.

    16 January 2009 at 10:52 am

  8. Tom, I was glued to the TV, too. It is so good to hear a good story these days…

    That flight crew made history.

    16 January 2009 at 12:19 pm

  9. Beautiful snowy shots. I was amazed too that all those people survived. I can’t even imagine what those people went through, but I am so glad that they are alright and that so many people came together to help.

    16 January 2009 at 3:07 pm

  10. Pam

    I was totally amazed by this, too, Tom. Your photos are a wonderful tribute, and isn’t it nice to see the sunshine!

    16 January 2009 at 8:52 pm

  11. NatureShutterbug

    Your photos reflect the calm demeanor of the pilot; are a beautiful, crisp tribute; paint the season that it happened. But mostly, they represent a quiet thankfulness to extraordinary skill.

    17 January 2009 at 10:52 am

  12. The snow is so beautiful and peaceful. I wish we had more here right now…..I wish we had some at all….

    17 January 2009 at 3:12 pm

  13. Marg

    What a gorgeous tribute. I am still in awe about what happened!

    17 January 2009 at 3:59 pm

  14. @ Lisa – it is amazing for sure!
    @ KGMom – maybe one day this will be turned into a book or movie!
    @ Ruth – lets hope you never are placed in a situation like this! I don’t wish this on anyone . . but glad everything turned out good . . . Slowly getting back into it again! Hard after a 5 month vacation from it!
    @ Linda – I prob would have grabbed my carry-on if I had the chance to grab it . . thanks and Young Naturalist J tells me that all the time also!
    @ Jennifer – thanks and I only wish I could hear more about happened . . those are the moments I wish I had CNN
    @ Threecollie – thanks and glad the tragedy turned out as good as it did! Although birds are really getting the bad rap from all this!
    @ Scienceguy, thanks
    @ Mary – we don’t get enough good stories anymore!
    @ Birdfreak – They will prob have nightmares for a while . . . my heart goes out to them!
    @ Pam – thanks and it was nice to see sun!
    @ NatureShutterbug – I have been hearing many great things about the Pilot . . he should be hired whenever I fly to be the pilot . . . LOL I think everyone is saying that now days!
    @ Kelley – You can have some of ours if you want!
    @ Marg – thanks and it was nuts . . . I was glued to the TV that day!

    17 January 2009 at 4:44 pm

  15. Grace

    The park is an oasis. I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine during the day and went home to blowing snow. I should retire to Red House.

    On the rescue–people do still care and cooperate. It’s too bad the tradgedies are more newsworthy.

    17 January 2009 at 8:23 pm

  16. Snow is beautiful–we are stilling waiting for our snowstorm.

    19 January 2009 at 10:09 am

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