Thursday, October 11, 2012

Float plane/Rural Thursday

 Rural backyard on a lake

I was out hunting for migrating ducks when I discovered a different kind of flying "bird." This is not one you find in many backyards, is it? Here it looks like it's hidden in the weeds but...


here you can see the reeds have been cut down so the float plane owner can escape before someone asks him/her to mow the lawn or take out the garbage.

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33 comments:

Andy said...

That's one way to beat gridlock.

guild-rez said...

Very unusual bird indeed:)
Always wanted to fly in a float plane and land on water:)
Great pictures!!
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Buttons said...

Your funny:)
Love the photos and your story is so funny:) B

see you there! said...

It looks stuck in the first photo, glad to see it is positioned to go.

Darla

Lois Evensen said...

Nice! Someone has a great hide away, but can get back to civilization quickly when necessary.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh nice find! It really is hidden in there.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Hmmm ~ that would be a handy item to have ~ great photos and humor ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Sandra said...

a new view of a parking garage.. love it

Halcyon said...

Must be fun to ride in one of these.

TexWisGirl said...

gotta love that!

Stephanie said...

Nice and convenient for that quick getaway.

Taken For Granted said...

I've always wanted one of these float planes, but not likely I'll get one. We don't live on water. Never know what kind of bird you will find when you go looking for them.

VP said...

I could park one of these in the canals...

LONDONLULU said...

Now that is one clever float plane owner - I've never seen one of these up close, love it! Very cool new 'bird' sighting:)

Gillian Olson said...

A handy thing that. Great sighting.

RedPat said...

Lucky people! I guess they get stored for the winter like boats.

Carletta said...

Now that is living the life! :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Very unusual bird; wonder if it flies south for the winter?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Neat pictures nice serendipity to stumble on that! -- we saw a couple of those over the Lake this summer; I don't know where they "live" though.

Maple Lane said...

Very unique photos.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice transportation!

Judy said...

That would be an interesting hobby! And if you are on the lakeshore, then you have a built-in landing strip!!

DeniseinVA said...

Those are lovely photos. I remember being on a ferry going through the San Juan Islands and only a little ways off was a house with pier and at the end of the pier was a float plane. How neat to own your own float plane! I used to see them head out from Victoria all the time and never did have a ride on one, but maybe one day :)

alissa apel said...

That's enough to throw ya. Very cool find.

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Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You never know what kind of bird your are going to find. This was a fun one. I was fortunate to fly in two different float planes years ago. One was like this. The other was some kind of Army plane with room for 8 passengers. I got to sit in the cockpit with the pilot. it was awesome.

Randy said...

Nice runway.

Neal said...

Interesting....wonder when he sneaked in? :)

George said...

This is a very interesting -- and unique -- find. I like your photos.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the first composition, interesting plane, looks like a movie scenery!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Ha, you are onto the ways of guys the world over.

Jack said...

At first I thought it had crashed here!

Nancy Claeys said...

That is fascinating. You find the most interesting shots. :)

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