Surrounded by Color
We got up at 5:00 on Saturday morning to a warm (73 degree) darkness. Coffee and muffins in hand, wearing short sleeved shirts rather than our usual boots, coats, hats and gloves, we took the back roads to the Balloon Festival, anticipating a warm liftoff. Unfortunately, the winds started whipping and the balloons were grounded both for that morning launch, and that evening’s launch as well.
So, we got up Sunday morning to a cool (53 degree) darkness. Coffee and leftover muffins in hand, wearing double sweatshirts, sweatpants, and caps, we took the back roads once again, hoping for a better liftoff. We were not disappointed! They didn’t travel far, so our usual chasing was quite a short adventure to neighboring fields, but what a beautiful sight nonetheless.
And lastly, this shot…I swear I didn’t realize the trees were changing until I took this photo. It must have happened quite spontaneously earlier that morning. I’m sure it isn’t because I have been extremely self-absorbed and unobservant. *ahem* Anyway, now all I see is color! It is a glorious foliage show this year already. My trigger finger’s itchy.
To see the full (21 photo) set on Flickr, click here.