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Saturday, September 19, 2015

UP, UP AND AWAY

Here's a great song from the past that is perfect for today's post.




Today, you see was the day for Prescott Valley's annual hot air balloon fest.


It was a perfect day with a beautiful clear blue sky as the balloonists began readying their crafts.






A large fan is used to begin inflating the fabric globe.




Flames from a burner in the basket complete the job.








One of the crewmen told me he'd heard there were 24 balloons this year.


And then it was time to fly.


What a great day for a balloon ride.


6 comments:

L Lewis said...

This may be why the cattle round up happened yesterday. Good videos. I saw 2 of them over Stoneridge when I was coming back from the dog walk around 7.

joeh said...

There is a lot of ballooning believe it or not in western New Jersey. I have almost had a few car accidents watching them. Mrs. C wants to get a ride someday. Not me, fire and fabric at any altitude scares the crap out of me.

Steve said...

Bruce, great shots.

Stephen Hayes said...

I've been fascinated with balloons ever since I was a kid, probably because of movies like "Around the World in Eighty Days" and "Mysterious Island." I had an opportunity to go up in a hot-air balloon a few years ago and it was a wonderful experience. Great pictures.

Tom Cochrun said...

Beautiful color and nice shots. It does not appear you went aloft. You should sometime, it is a wonderful experience. My mother went to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and went up a couple of years after she retired.

The Bug said...

I love them! And I love that song - one of my favorites of theirs.