Today is another installment of Our World Tuesday, and I am posting something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. I had a doctor’s appointment at the University of Virginia Primary Care Facility so was forced to use their abominable high rise car garage. This time there were no places down on the lower levels, so I had to drive around and around until I was up in the sun on the tippy top. As I was getting out of the car, I heard a loud noise and turned around to see a medevac helicopter about to land on a grassy pad way down below me on the ground. Luckily I had my Canon Point and Shoot in my purse so the following photos are what I saw. I try never to post more than 2 or 3 shots at a time - usually only 1 - so they will download more quickly, but this time I decided to break my rule and show them all. They are each STOC - a Canon PowerShot SD 3500 IS Digital Elf.
My car was parked right beside the red one on the right ON THE TOP!
My initial land view of the medevac helicopter....when I first saw it, it was still airborne, but by the time I got my camera out of my purse and out of the case I was too late.
I was tickled to get this close up of it on the ground and to see the reflection of the wings.
Here I spotted the gurney and the med team moving out to the grassy area.
Now they were getting closer, and I immediately noticed the other ambulances parked there to the side. I was wondering if the fellow in green was the “traffic” director.
I was surprised to see the doors open on this side of the helicopter as the pilot/med tech was walking around to the other side.When I saw the gurney getting so close, I knew it was time to turn off the camera and give them their privacy. Plus, I needed get on down those umpteen flights of steps though I opted for the elevator, instead. I did not want to see them bringing the patient off the helicopter. As I was walking to the elevator all I could think was: “Please, God, let them get the patient inside in time to save him.”
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.”
― Maya Angelou
― Maya Angelou
This post is linked with Our World Tuesday.