It was raining cats and dogs in more ways than one yesterday at the Museum of Flight.
Feather and I had arranged to meet up for the "AirMail Valentine Doggie Delivery with Wings of Rescue"
to the foul weather, the arrival of the several aircraft was delayed
until 1500. We'd arrived at Museum opening, 1000. Thus, we had a few
hours until the event. Of course, we sketched!
I've done a lot of
sketching there. I decided to go up to the WWI gallery as I've
sketched there the least. My first choice was the Museum's reproduction
of the Nieuport type 24 bis. This is a French aircraft but it was used
by many nations.
Feather chose to sketch the frightening visage of the Lockheed M/D-2 Blackbird.
(set out below the Blackbird are the displays of the Northwest Modelers' show, also there this weekend).
for more sketching after lunch. I roamed the NW Modelers' show in the
well of the Great Gallery. But when I saw Pat working on the wiring of a
model of the starship Enterprise, I had found my next subject!
right at 1500, the first aircraft arrived. It was pouring rain the
entire time they off loaded about at least a hundred cats and dogs... hence my
title. Five aircraft arrived but two had to turn back due to the
weather. The arrival was so late they did not bring any of the animals
into the museum as had been originally planned. So we didn't get to
sketch them as it was far too wet outside. They carried them directly to
the waiting shelter vans.
We had a good time despite being soaking wet and cold after 1.5 hours outside with the dogs!
All photos here