Friday, May 29, 2009

A Bunch of Hot Air!

These guys have been driving me nuts for months! Well, only in the sense that I've been trying to get photos and they never get close enough. I hear the whooshing, but they always veer in a different direction as they approach. They launch from the regional park across the main road. Some of them have been making a daredevil game out of dipping up and down in the lakes in our neighborhood. When they do that, I almost root for them to sink.

Anyway, Monday morning, I just happened to be peeking out the back door when I heard that sound! They came in low, barely over the rooftops. I ran and retrieved my camera and was out there in my red nightie snapping photos. Out in the open. Wow! Got 'em! Then Craig happened to point out that there was a large group hooting and hollering in one of the balloons and a guy had a telephoto lens snapping pictures of me! OMG! I'll probably be the featured joke in the next issue of Balloon Life Magazine. The old hag in her red nightie!

This balloon had the perv snapping photos of me!

Craig said this basket was loaded with people. They actually dipped right over our backyard, but by that time, I was hiding under the covered patio to get away from the photographer.

This balloon was a little more polite and kept its distance.

But I love this photo when it was almost directly overhead.

There's something in a flying horse,There's something in a huge balloon.
William Wordsworth


Vee said...

Great shots, Beck, and your are hilarious! I can see you now, rushing out with the camera, then running to hide. LMAO!

jeanie said...

ROFLMAO!!!! I have to say though, they are pretty! Are they noisy?

Life's a Beach! said...

Ha! They make a big whooshing sound -- something to do with firing the burners. And I did feel like a total fool with them all laughing and me trying to hide! : )

Isla Deb said...

I haven't seen one of those in years! Beautiful shots, Beck! And such a beautiful blue sky as a background.

Jamqueen said...

Great shots--we used to have a balloon fest here & it was neat to go see all the different balloons --esp. to see a bunch of them in the sky at the same time!

Bennie said...

These are Awesome Photos Beck. I was wondering if that was your pic on the web the other day. I guess it was.

Life's a Beach! said...

LOL! Was it a red nightie?