Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Up Up and Away

As I stepped out of the shower this morning, I heard the familiar firing of a hot air balloon burner. I looked out the window and sure enough, there was a hot air balloon landing in the park across the street. In the four years we have lived here, this has happened 5 or 6 times that I have seen. It is always such a treat. Since I was in my bathrobe - I figured it was best to stay inside and snap some photos from the kitchen window! Above is a shot hubby got - he had just gotten out of bed so I couldn't convince him to get any closer than this.


Scenes from our kitchen as the balloon is deflated.


The crew begins to bring down the big balloon.



Folding her up and packing her away. It amazes me how quickly they can do this. I don't think you would ever be able to get me in one of these unless it was tethered to the ground!

Hope you have a wonderful day!




28 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

They are amazing, I'm with you...just dont think I could ride in one.lol Laurie

Natasha Burns said...

How cool you saw that across the street!!! Hope they have hot air balloons in the fall when I am there!!

Jeanie said...

How glorious. As funky as I am with heights, I've always wanted to be in one of those. Interesting, because when you talk about unsupported spaces and heights, a hot-air balloon is about as unsupported and high as you can get!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

What a cool thing to be able to watch from your kitchen window! You've got to try to ride in one some day! (Not that I have, or not that I would! LOL)

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful to see this across the street.
Alison

Fete et Fleur said...

We have a huge hot air balloon event every year in our county. It begins at dawn with the firing up of the ballons. It really is an amazing site to see.

xx Nancy

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How cool is that! Love your new necklaces - very cute!
Karla

Adla said...

would love to go on a hot air balloon ride... what a lovely scene to be taking from your kitchen :)

Alice W. said...

Wow! I have never seen one that close...must have been an amazing site!

Lori said...

that is so cool...to watch only...i am with you, i like my feet on the ground:)

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

Wow,right in your neighborhood. That is so cool. I have never been in one, but it is on my list of things to do!
Tammy

Erin Earls said...

Up.Up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon....How fun, we have a small balloon show here each year. They are so fun looking with all the colors!
Love Erin~

Rosemary said...

You don't see that everyday!!
Cool!
Rosemary

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love to watch the hot air balloons, and there is a race every fall in St Louis that is just delightful to go to.

Donna O. said...

I'm with you, I worship from afar!!
D.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh my boys would love to see that! I would not get up in one either Karla!! tooooo scary for this girl. LOL

Fun post!! xoxo

Merci-Notes said...

This is a great way to wake up on a Saturday! Your park is WONDERFUL! Peaceful and yet i hope you get kids playing out there also! :)

My hubby and I lived in Plymouth Mi. first and we were awaken by the balloons going overhead! WHOOOzsh. What in the world is that noise!? That got the bubby out of bed early!
Hugs,
Mary

Lori said...

i came back over to check out your page...it looks GREAT:) your columns aren't all smooshed like mine...i probably need to increase the width of mine but i am too tired of playing with it right now!!!

Jenn said...

I love them, they are so bright colored!!!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Oh what fun.....we are slated for a hot air balloon ride this summer...I've never been and am excited about it.

What a treat to be able to watch this!

Best,

LaurieAnna

the glitter fairy said...

What a way to start out your day!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Miss ya.
Let's get together soon, OK?
xo
The Glitter Fairy

Bejeweled said...

How amazingly cool!! Both the balloon landing so nearby and the whole packing away process!

They have hot air balloon champagne breakfasts that go over the vineyards here and I've always thought they would be a cool anniversary thing to do :)

Naturegirl said...

While in Sedona on my recent vacation in Arizona I witnessed many hot air balloons taking off into the skies!
Quite a task to land in among all your trees and telphone wires!!!EEEKS! I can just imagine your surprise in seeing this in your neighborhood!!

Joy said...

How neat is that Karla?!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

WOW! That's amazing! And right outside your kitchen window, too! I have never in my life seen a hotair balloon before!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

how cool is that???? thanks for sharing!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am going to be riding in a hot air balloon in just a couple of weeks.
I'll blog on it when I get back on the ground!

mary said...

How cool!!! Where I lived in Florida there was a little airport and they would skydive on Sundays, I would sit in the back yard and watch them jump from the plane

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