It really IS a plane!

Driving home after our weekend out of town, my sweetie and I spent several hours in the car today traveling on stretches of two-lane highway flanked by big fields of bright-green crops, massive rolls of golden-brown hay, and an occasional cluster of cows or horses.

To pass the time, we listened to past episodes of This American Life (available to us free via podcast, which I absolutely adore).  One of the many stories we heard was about a man who dresses in a Superman costume many days every week, and goes out in public wearing the full regalia.  It’s a pretty interesting story, and brief, too.  You can listen to it here if you’d like.

Anyway, we’re listening to the story about Superman, when suddenly we see a schoolbus-yellow, sparkling clean crop duster flying very low overhead.  It circled over the field on our right two times, so we got to enjoy the sight for a good 20 seconds or so.

The vibrant yellow plane, amid an amazingly-stunning bright blue sky (with huge fluffy white clouds interspersed), flying low against Ireland-green crops, all while hearing a story about Superman…. It really was a sight to behold, and an experience to savor.

Which I did.


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16 Responses to It really IS a plane!

  1. Angie~Lah says:

    It’s the little things in life that are truly amazing.


  2. Christine says:

    Sensory overload! I love when that happens 🙂


  3. Joss says:

    savouring life’s moments. It’s how we walk in beauty!


  4. Touch2Touch says:

    See, you think Superman
    and I think Alfred Hitchcock!
    Guess the crop duster made nice and didn’t come after your car,
    being protected by the aura of Superman 😉


  5. Touch2Touch says:

    Oh my dear Stef! You have missed Cary Grant in North by Northwest (also with Grace Kelly) — a classic Hitchcock with an evil crop duster —
    Do you like old films? Let Netflix fill you in!


  6. Touch2Touch says:

    So you won’t even need Netflix (although it was a great Hitchcock):


    • Stef says:

      Okay, so 1) Who wears a suit on a farm? 2) Who thinks they can outrun a crop duster? 3) What kinds of crop dusters have full ammo clips?! What the heck kinds of crops are they dusting that they have to defend themselves with weaponry?!


  7. Touch2Touch says:

    1) He didn’t live on the farm, he came from somewhere else and this is so long ago that (male) people actually wore suits almost all the time.
    2) No choice, kiddo.
    3) EVIL crop dusters.
    4) I forget the plot, I’d have to go back and watch the movie! It was a really BIG movie, and v. exciting, and Cary Grant was SOOOOOOO handsome. And this was the climax —

    I feel like I come from another planet in another time frame!!!!!! 🙂


    • Stef says:

      1) I know… and I actually really appreciate the idea (I know it was a fact, but to me it’s only ever been an idea, as I’ve never seen it in real life) that there was a time when men wore suits and women wore dresses (and hats and gloves) every day.
      2) I know this, too… and I did think it was pretty clever that he hid among the corn stalks.
      3) Yup – *evil* dusters! 🙂
      4) Agreed – Cary Grant was very handsome. I can see why he was/is an iconic movie star.


  8. Touch2Touch says:

    Just looked up the plot — don’t ask. Spies, mistaken identity, innocence at bay — actual climax of movie takes place on Mount Rushmore monument (you can imagine the possibilities)!!!!!!!!!


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