Sunday, February 08, 2015

Balloons

So many balloons in the sky on a grey morning.


Unusually, they hovered for a long time. It was a bit early in the morning to be watching the tennis from such a vantage point.


A couple shot up and disappeared into the clouds.


But whatever goes up, must come down.

19 comments:

  1. As a confirmed balloon tragic I loved this. Thank you.

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    1. Thought you would EC.

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  2. Andrew, balloons I love watching them . And every year in May there is an international ballon competion at my summer place.

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    1. Gosia, I remember. Photos this year please if you are are at your summer palace.

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  3. Nice to see them hovering instead of just blowing through. There must have been very little wind up there.

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    1. River, I forget now, but I suppose it was still.

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  4. I like watching the balloons around here for the awkwardness of their come downs. They land in fields, trees, atop houses, rakes across lines of cars, me laughing to beat the band.

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    1. Strayer, generally ours don't do that but every so often something goes wrong. I imagined a balloon landing to be just a gentle settling on the land, but when we took our balloon trip, it was more like a sideways crash landing in a field.

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    2. They are like beautiful soaring birds that crash land every time. They have to be graceful and beautiful so that where they land and how will be forgiven, I suppose.

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  5. Seen from your balcony Andrew? How fab!

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    1. Indeed Grace. After 13 years, I still love our view.

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  6. As an apartment dweller, I'm no longer a fan of hot air balloons...I've experienced too many gliding past my bed room window in the morning and invading my privacy.

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    1. Ad Rad, as we did notice when we took our trip from Fishermans Bend. Don't worry. I didn't see what you were up to.

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  7. What a treat for you - a wonderful sight. I recall singular balloons sometimes drifting near our house in Cognac. The sound of the burner used to drive poor Boris mad!

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    1. Craig, I remember dogs barking at our balloon burners when we flew. Some just barked at the balloon. Cognac! *licks lips*

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  8. They certainly look a great especially those closer one. Can't say I have seen any balloons in our area.

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    1. WA, I've not heard of balloons in your state, but maybe there are some.

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  9. Have you seen the blimp that's been cruising about?
    I much prefer the balloons

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    1. Yis Fin, I've take a couple of photos . So how is NZ?

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