Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hot Air Balloons...

After a week of rain and flooding in the county and beyond, it was wonderful to see the sun and blue sky today!

We had a special treat this evening...we counted ten hot air balloons passing by.  We regularly see them in the summertime, and some of them looked familiar..but not this one! I thought this tuxedo balloon was unique. 

There was a group of ten balloons that took off a few miles away as part of a special event.  It was a quiet evening, and we could hear the burners in the balloons as they floated by.  Several of them landed briefly in our Amish neighbor's field.  If you enlarge the picture, you can see his horses beside the tan shed in the center.  They were quite worked up...running back and forth...back and forth...

...and off they go again...

... they float southwest...into someone else's view to create some excitement...

It was a beautiful sight to top off a beautiful day!


  1. Beautiful! What a great photo opportunity. I'm sure it did get the animals all excited.

  2. How peaceful! I would love to take a hot air ballon ride. Just seeing those photos makes me smile. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful day.

  3. I love seeing hot air balloons floating in the air it looks so picturesque.
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  4. oh how my dad loved to follow and "chase" those balloons in The Netherlands! Here in Indiana we don't see them as much here!

    And yes horses, sheep, cows and even dogs can sometimes get really upset about those noises and things...

    Have a great week!

  5. It was fun seeing the balloons so close on such a beautiful evening. Two of them landed at my in the front yard and one in the field. I imagine it would feel like a grand adventure to fly in one of those things. Oh the places we could go!.....Rhoda

  6. Floods over my way in Lebanon county, but at least we are both drying out. Richard


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