Friday, July 31, 2015

What's "Blooming"!?

What's "Booming"?!

The usual summer blooms are making the gardens beautiful
right now.
My all time favorites this time of year are the...



Rose of Sharon

And of course, the stars of the show right now...

The Hydrangeas

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 71 ~

Fun at the Balloon Festival!!!

In keeping with the flow of my activities,
I decided to share this entry with Good Fences,
as there is such a great variety of fences in these colorful images.

Fun for the young...

and for the young at heart!!

We were too tall to ride the rides!!

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Mute Swan Family!!

I came across this mute swan family resting on the shoreline
while we were in Cape May.

Momma was guarded but also seemed happy to let me peek at her babies.

I was able to get pretty close without upsetting mom and dad.
The babies were sleeping, it looked like there were three!!

June 17, 2015

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday
Thanks Stewart, for the invite!!