Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Beautiful Balloon...

This years annual balloon festival in New Jersey was this past weekend,
we attended the Saturday morning launch at 7 a.m.

That's a "7 a.m. launch time" which requires a
5 a.m. start for us.
Actually a 4 a.m. start  for me
because of the shower and the doing of the hair.
The hubs just puts on the ball cap, brushes his teeth,
and he's ready in under 5 minutes.

The balloons only launch at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the breezes
are gentle, then it is safest to fly.

We attend almost every year,
and this launch produced the prettiest pictures, by far.

The sun was up, the sky was blue and you needed
a sweatshirt to keep warm.
Perfection!!

So...are you ready, to go "Up, Up and Away"...





















This is one of the fun-est things we do during the summer!
Do I say that about everything we do?
Well, yes, yes I do!!

So what about my blogging friends,
have you ever attended a Hot Air Balloon Festival?
Ever been in a Hot Air Balloon??
You may remember our ride, if you don't, 
you can read all about it here.

28 comments:

  1. Fantastic photography. The colours are awesome.You made me laugh with comments about you and the hubs getting ready.

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  2. Wha a wonderful thing to do every year and the colours of the balloons are brilliant. I would love to go up in one of them someday.

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  3. Hello Debbie, these are all just stunning photos. The balloons look so pretty with the blue sky. I like the shot with you posing "holding up the balloon" cute! Oh, and is that a cute turtle hatching from a shell? Adorable! Some day, I'll get there! For now I just love your images! Have a happy day!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I love the dinosaur balloon. I have never been to the balloon fest, which I should be ashamed of since I only live about a half hour away from where it's held.

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  5. Such brilliant colors.....a sight to behold.

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  6. Well yes, yes you do! And, that's because y'all do such fun things and get so much enjoyment! :)

    Gorgeous photos; I've never been up and don't plan to. But, love seeing the pics.

    xoxo

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  7. Marvelous photos! I would love to attend a balloon rally like that...as a spectator, not as a passenger. :-)

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  8. holy cow I loved on those colors against that gorgeous sky. cool cool cool

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  9. Hi Debbie - I absolutely LOVE these photos of the balloons. That cracking egg/dinosaur one is fabulous, as are all of t hem. What fun for you!!

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  10. Goodness you are so lucky to be able to catch this! Your shots are incredible with all their colors and those skies too!

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  11. Wonderful images, the range of colours and shapes is wonderful. I have not been to a festival but I have been up in a balloon and it was a fabulous experience. Thanks for the memories!

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  12. They're so pretty with all those colors. No, I won't go up in one -- I have acrophobia. My daughter and SIL went in one, and I prayed the whole time they were gone!!!

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  13. yes, i've gone to one a few years back. your 6th photo is superb! and the one of you 'holding' the balloon is great. :)

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  14. I have never attended such a festival,nor have I been in a hot-air balloon.I do love these photos.If I ever got to attend such a festival,I would need to bring extra memory cards,me thinks. LOL

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  15. Gorgeous colors! We don't have balloons around here often, unfortunately.

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  16. Attended NJ show back in 1986 or 1987. Was funzer!
    xo, m & jb

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  17. Wow, you got some fantastic photos there. It does look fun to go to a launching. However, I don't think I would be brave enough to go in one. I think it is awesome that you did. I do think there is a festival near here so I will try to attend one. Thanks for sharing this fun adventure! Blessings and hugs!

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  18. No to all of your questions, but it is still something I would love to do. The balloons are just lovely. What a very fun day.

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  19. I have never been to a hot air balloon festival, launch or nothing. nadda thing. I am jealous. The pictures are incredible and I appreciate you sharing them as I truly enjoyed each and every one.

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  20. I want to go!
    Stunning captures Debbie.

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  21. Amazing images! I have been to a hot air balloon rally and had the best time photographing it! Our local camera shop was there helping everyone set their camera for a night burn. Very fun!

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  22. Wow that is an early start, they are so colorful and such fun shaped ones too! Love those pics of the sun behind, wonderful. Your hubby got a great one of it looking like your holding up the balloon. St. Louis has one here every year and it wasn't too long ago but my hubby is not an early riser since he works evenings so we don't attend to many early morning activities :(

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  23. Wow Debbie, what amazing and clear pictures! I loved seeing the balloons against the bright blue sky. Hugs to you!

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  24. Wow, that must have been really fun to take a ride in one of these balloons ☆

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  25. What a great assortment of designs and color. They always look so close together. That's an early day to catch up with them!

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