Friday, August 1, 2014

Sydney Bound




I have a new appreciation for the beauty of our small local airport - or more precisely, the rural setting of the airport.






Our regional airport is ten minutes drive from the edge of town.  It was dark when we left home at 5:30am this morning, however it wasn't long until the sky was lightening in the east. Only two planes were on the tarmac, one had engines covered to protect from the near frosty predawn air.




The other was being prepared for a journey to Sydney. 




Only yesterday Miss E (22) returned to Sydney for studies, an eight hour drive with friends. Today it was Miss N's(16) turn to make this journey - she was provided with a ticket to fly to attend three days of intensive cricket training at the SCG.






Miss G (16) and little Miss E watched as the plane disappeared into the distance with promises of a beautiful (yet slightly lonesome) winter's day ahead. There are certainly benefits to living in a country town, one which is large enough to even have its own little airport.



Sharing at Our World Tuesday, SkyWatch Friday.


28 comments:

Kim said...

Regional airports are always set in a pretty setting, vastly different to those in the big smoke. What a wonderful opportunity for Miss N.

Erin said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots, really impressive. Went out there recently for the first time in years to pick up my brother, bought back memories of David flying in and out years ago.

Anne said...

gorgeous photos . . .such a beautiful time of day.

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas tuas fotos!! beijos, tuudo de bom,chica

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely morning.. The small airport and so less stressful.. Wonderful series of images. Enjoy your weekend!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What lovely photos and the last one was somewhat poignant!

Rural airports are so much nicer than the huge city ones.

Have a wonderful weekend there in your beautiful part of the world.

FlowerLady

Jeanne said...

What beautiful shots these are Karen. The last one of little miss E was rather sad. It must be a bit hard for her to watch one after another of her cherished siblings leaving while she is left behind. Beautiful lighting. It is also hard and bittersweet for a mother to watch her children leaving the nest. Hugs to you from Texas!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures they are indeed, Karen! I do know that Miss E will miss her siblings though!! I can feel the sadness in your pic so clearly that it's like being there!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

geanina said...

beautiful iamges! :)

Janneke said...

Early morning gives the most beautiful pictures. You are indeed lucky to live near to a small airport for I know there are real rural outback places in Australia. All images are wonderful but the last one of little Miss E. Is outstanding, she wiil miss her sisters.

maryaustria said...

This is a wonderful series of photos! REally amazing! The last one is also touching!

Erica Sta said...

Interesting me .... We also have here in Mühlhausen a small Airport too :) So we mustn't drive alsways to the Munich Airport, when we goes in the holidays or Business. By the Way: Do You know Munich? Where in few weeks again we have the great Octoberfest ....

Wish you and your Family all the best
Heidrun

diane b said...

Lovely dawn light photos. Being a small airport you could get up close and personal to the planes. Great composition and colours. Good luck to Miss N hope she enjoys the session. Two daughters away will make it a bit lonely.

Dirk Rosin said...

super bilder !

Seeing Each Day said...

Remember when I used to pick a favourite shot from your posts ? - and then I learnt that they were all my favourites.... Same with this post. Wish I could manage quality captures like you do. I absolutely love the photo of little miss E in jacket looking on. Hope you have an ok week, Renee.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Sweet story & great photos! That first one is amazing!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a great time for the girls, Karen!
We have our own little airport too, and much of the time, folks just giggle about the fact that it's even called an airport, but it gets lots of use, and it sure is handy when you need it. :-)

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Felicia said...

gorgeous image. I love the last one.

Lew said...

Beautiful morning and touching departure! You captured the feeling well in these images.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures. I like the perspective and the mood in the shots, very well framed.

Fun60 said...

Our experiences of airports couldn't be more different. My local airport is Gatwick, London where every couple of minutes another plane lands or takes off. The bustle and crowds inside the terminals have a level of excitement but sometimes frustration. Looking at your photos brings travel to a more personal level especially being so close as the plane takes off. I'm sure your daughter is going to have an incredible time on her cricket course.

lorik said...

These are beautiful images..especially the first. It certainly is a very different kind of airport to its destination:)

Preeti said...

What a picture postcard setting and I'm sure you never have to sit and wait in line before it's your plane's turn to take off! Or worse still, wait while they de-ice the runway ;)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You are so right Preeti, it’s refreshingly casual, right down to baggage collection!

Sallie Rainville said...

Sounds like the perfect place where you live. Small town beautiful countryside and yet close enough to city civilization when you need them. Exciting season for your girls!

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like the looks of your rural airport, and some great photos here!

fredamans said...

Beautiful photos!

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