cowboys in the sky


Tuesday Night my family and I caught an awesome show from our front porch. The warm summer breeze was blowing, we were carrying on conversation and all of a sudden we heard a noise. We all looked around and there just beyond the trees was a big colorful balloon. It felt close enough to reach out and grab. We watched as they carefully maneuvered their way around the trees and houses and landed gracefully in the farming field just across the street from us. I've never been on one of these delightful rides, but I do hope to experience it someday.

How bout you all...any balloon stories? Something else I would like to experience is a hot-air balloon festival where there are hundreds of them all going up at the same time, I've seen pics and it looks awesome!

14 comments:

Jenny in Utah said...

How fun ... I have to laugh because I have never been on one even though I dated a guy who "piloted" them, guess I didn't date him long enough (okay, I actually wanted to date his brother)!

Dr. Wifey said...

i have been to a balloon festival once, about 15 years ago. it really was spectacular. my hometown used to have one every year. not sure why they stopped....
great photo!

Fresh Mommy said...

Love it, and I would love to go to a hot air balloon festival!! I've seen pics too, and it looks amazing!

:)
~Tab

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

Oh, I think they're beautiful (as is your picture) but I don't think you could pay me enough money to actually go up in one. :) Got that whole fear of heights thing going on!

Crystal Rae said...

I don't think I've ever been on one. I think I did in a dream so I'm mixing up with that. Like I feel like I have been on one before but I don't think so. LOL. That probably sounds weird

lizcooper said...

Beautiful! We have a hot air balloon festival every year in our state. We've never been able to go due to various different reasons but the pictures I've seen are fantastic! I would SOOOO love to go on a ride, but they are super expensive.

antoinette marie said...

gorgeous balloon and way to catch the moment! good work! blessings...

Ricki Ford said...

I love hot air ballon shows we don't have a lot here where I am at but they are cool!

mommaof4wife2r said...

what a fun shot...and what a great hot air balloon! love the cowboys! here in indiana, it would totally have an ear of corn or something boring.

CraigM said...

It's something I always wanted to do until one day I saw it all go wrong, the balloon came down too soon and the basket was dragged through the tops of trees almost turning over. Everyone was safe in the end but I must admit it put me off a tad!

This is a lovely shot though, I love the creamy coloured light.

Christine said...

lovely pp!! :) i love your captions on your blog... v. creative! :) i've never been on a hot air balloon ride... someday!

Anonymous said...

We went on one many years ago. It was alot of fun. The only trouble being...you didn't get to pick which direction to go. Instead of going over the beautiful lakes in the area to the south, we went over Bishop Airport and landed north of Flint. It still was an awesome ride! The takeoff and landing were very exciting.

Amy said...

wow that is awesome!

Gerri said...

I miss seeing the hot air balloons from when we lived in the city. Thanks for sharing. :)