June 16, 2012

Hot Air Balloons

One of my former co-workers took this fabulous picture yesterday of  a hot air balloon rising from the grounds of a school about a mile from my house.  The wind conditions and temperatures must have been perfect this week for flying. 

Today I was pulling up morning glories in my daylily garden and I heard the swishing noise a ballon makes when it rises.  I looked over the tree tops and there were two beautiful balloons floating by.  I wanted to yell to them "you forgot me!" They were only visible for a few minutes  and then I had to get back to work.   I must say, I seem to be winning the war against the morning glories this year and my lillies have been more beautiful than they've been in years.  I think having consistent rainfall this spring has had a lot to do with it.  I'll post some pictures in a few days.

In 2001, I took this picture of a shadow of a balloon I was riding in in Sedona, Arizona.   I probably won't get to go up again because the cost has more than doubled since then, but I sure loved it!


  1. Nice picks but glad I wasn't there as I have a fear of normal balloons never mind the gigantic one! Have a lovely Sunday!
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I have never gone up in a hot air balloon. I think I would still like to try. How nice that you were able to!

    Won the battle with our "Glories" by using cement. :-)

  3. Wow! You got to ride in a balloon in Sedona AZ? That is a great photo! Almost looks like a heart.

  4. Hi Sharon,
    I love your blogs and am so glad that you would come to visit my blog so I could find yours.
    I've only seen hot air balloons in the air a couple of times, but it was such a beautiful sight that I will never forget it.
    I'm so happy to meet you!!!