Five Photos/Five Stories Part 3, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

It was a good day at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on our recent trip to Washington DC. I even got to visit my (TWA) roots —

TWA at the Air and Space Museum

Let’s back up for perspective on what I think of as the “Hall of Now-Defunct Airlines”…

Air and Space Museum - perspective on the Hall of Now-Defunct Airlines

TWA, Eastern, Pan-Am, Braniff, Northwest, Air Tran… there could be many more.

It’s a concert. Can you believe they were playing “I fell into a burning ring of fire…” in a room celebrating airplanes? To be fair, they followed it up with something like “Up, Up and Away…”

Here’s my gallery of Air and Space – click on an image and cycle through to see some Good Old Days and some Bad Old Days, and hold out hope for humanity that we’ll soon manage to get better.

It’s a good day today because, speaking of things that (could) fall from the sky — no, not airplanes, these —

Tree removal - tulip poplar

This tulip poplar towered over both houses.

Today it was my neighbor’s day for tree work. Thankfully, this one didn’t fall from the sky on either house, and that made today a very good day.

Here’s hoping yours was good too.

As for Five Photos the rules are: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. I had a break in my five days, but more on that later. The stories can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph, with each day including a nomination to challenge another blogger. With thanks once more to Jean at Social Bridge for nominating me for this blogging challenge, today I’m passing the torch to ace photographer Mabel at

And, here’s more on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a good day.