18.4.10

Eyjafjallajokull

We went for a picnic today, I love cloud spotting,
the sky was so beautiful, so peaceful, so quiet...no planes at all.
Not even the military ones that often fly too low in these skies!
bliss.

Then we bumped into a friend whose partner is stranded in Spain, trying to come back home...
Although I sympathize with all those people who are trying to go where they have to go 
I cannot deny that I enjoy to see our skies free from air traffic.

So here's a picture of the contrails free sky, today.
Here's more contrails free sky pics via here.



18 comments:

jokemijn said...

hadn't taken notice it was so quiet in the sky... but indeed, it is. I have family stuck in Italy, but i think they don't mind.

nath said...

yes, i do feel for those miles away from home, but think of the CO2 saved whilst the planes have been grounded! (minus the C02 the volcano is emitting of course), i think we need to get used to really radically reducing the number of planes in the sky.

anyway, glad you have a lovely time under a quiet sky!

la casita said...

to jokemijn: I've got mixed feeling on this natural event.
somehow happy because it makes us stop the pace and re-think about our very demanding life-style.
I'm glad your family don't mind :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

isn't it incredible that no planes are flying in almost the whole of Europe?so strange to think about it... It is calm indeed :)
Hope you are having a fab day

at swim-two-birds said...

i want more volcanos&eruptions!
your little girl is soooo cute with her kunel magazine :-)

inge marie paule said...

cloudspotting - i love it / without a diploma, just look and see wat happens

Lollipop said...

I love clouds too. They make me dream.
Enjoy the quiet skies...

Polly said...

It is amazing to have no planes in the sky. It's like abandoning the internet for the day, or turning off the phones and doing something more local. However, it is really difficult for people whose jobs depend on travel, and on international trade. The knock-on effects are huge. I have a friend who is currently stranded in France after finishing a job. P x x x

Catherine said...

cloudspotting, that's wonderful! We had lovely skies here too this weekend, but no planes must be something special.

janis said...

Oh yes the volcanic ash, we've been hearing so much about it. I never thought how silent it would be, how marvelous in that respect :^)

Cloud spotting - One of my favorite activities. How did you do - did you spot a lot? Glad you had a great day... xo

alessandra said...

to Polly: I know it's been causing lots of distress for traders especially for the africans who sell fresh produce in Europe, and that's why I have mixed feelings, but that's why we must rethink how trading works nowadays and how much we depend on global economy!

to Janis: cloud spotting is a very natural activity, I've done it since I was a child of course you don't need a club or a guide...but it is interesting to find out that there are so many people in the world who love to look at the clouds! also to find out their scientific names and how they work, an share beautiful pictures taken all over the world).
Before (the guide)I was just looking at the shapes now I try to understand what kind of clouds are they and what they bring...rain? good weather? etc
X

Francesca said...

I'm always in awe when I see a plane flying in our sky, as if it were a sign of civilization:)

la casita said...

to francesca: too bad nature doesn't care about civilization! :)))

Louise said...

hasn't it been amazing?! On saturday we were having a picnic in the park and there was not a bit of white in the sky for hours... it all felt a bit sparkly and magical! A little positive silver lining to all the trouble for travellers and exporters, I think!

la casita said...

to louise: ah louise... you are so right :)))
i love positive thinking, after all there's nothing we can do!

sunkentreasure said...

Your blog is amazing!!!
love everything :)

alessandra said...

to all: thanks! it's great to exchange opinions!
XOXO

Séverine said...

J'adore aussi regarder le ciel et ses nuages, spécialement quand ils avancent vite avec le vent. C'était une trêve inimaginable cet arrêt total des vols... entendre les oiseaux à l'aéroport, c'est incroyable...