Tuesday, September 6, 2011
BALLON RISING (HOPEFULLY)
Sunday, while the camera was with Mike on his geo-adventure to the Seven Devils (see post below), I looked up from my reading to see the balloon floating right over the town house -- and fairly close. I lamented the lost photo op, but today it returned.
Mike and I had commented that the balloon was air-borne again this morning and then went about our business. Suddenly I heard that distinct sound -- "Pfooooopth" -- and knew the balloon was very close. It was right out our house, very low, and framed in our front windows. I ran to the front door, grabbing the camera on my way. The photos here were taken from the front stoop as the balloon floated over our roof.
We could hear them talking in the basket: "Take it easy. Take it easy." "Pfooooopth!" "Take it easy!" There were probably half a dozen people in the basket and it seemed like a training session.
We noted they didn't seem to be getting much lift, but the balloon floated on by and I lost interest. I wasn't going to chase them.
Note in the pictures a second balloon in the distance. KW
Posted by Kathy at 8:30 AM