Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Jet Trails Day
It's hard to top an October day in Western New York when warm temperatures and a clear sky prevails. We were working hard putting the perennial gardens to bed for the winter. Striking examples of jet trails were keeping us company.
The lack of high-altitude winds allowed the exhaust vapor trails to hold their shapes long after the planes had passed.
As the sun lowered in the western sky, more eliptical and crossing patterns entered the picture. We wonder if some of these are traces of miliary maneuvers, chasing each other or speeding to designated intersecting points in the sky.