Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Balloon Fiesta

The balloon are stretched across the fields. Practiced crews unroll and unravel the lines and material. Fans blow hot air to start the filling.
Slowly, so slowly, they begin to rise. You can see the colorful shapes shift and fight for space.
As they take shape, the riders prepare for boarding. They patiently burn fuel to provide more hot air.
One balloon lifts off. Another quickly follows. Soon, they each catch a draft and float off into the clear blue sky.
The masses disappear into the horizon. But many balloons remain. A comical turtle rises from his sleep.
And a handsome young man is nearly bowled-over by a rapidly inflating balloon.

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3 Comments:

At 6:34 AM, Blogger ccw 's valuable input...

Beautiful!

NSBH is currently fascinated with hot air balloons and can't wait for us tot ake her in one.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger dr zombieswan 's valuable input...

One of these days I will make it to that Hot Air Balloon fest over yonder. Lovely.

OOh, I wonder if we can make to MS when you're there so we can see ya'll. Let us know!

Sorry I missed the blog updates! I saw you comment at CCW and thought, Hey It's Celina!

Now, to get babies up and at-em.

I left a comment about you two on my blog, by the way.

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Mon 's valuable input...

how pretty! I loooove to watch the balloons lift off!

 

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