Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Hot Air Balloon Festival

I made it to this years hot air balloon festival.
We went late in the day, just to watch the balloon launch.
We stayed on the paved path and had a great view.
Over 100 balloons launched, they were breathtaking as they filled the sky.



















As we left the festival, balloons were landing in all the surrounding neighborhoods.

And even though we missed the festival, 
the balloon launch was enough to set my soul soaring!

35 comments:

  1. Wow!! Colorful balloons look beautiful against the blue sky !!
    Happy weekend, dear friend !!

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  2. Great photos, Debbie. The colours against the blue sky are gorgeous.

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  3. So bright and fun! The blue sky colored with all the colors of the rainbow! =)

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  4. My, what a glorious sight those colourful hot air balloons are against that blue as blue sky. Lovely photos, Debbie!

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  5. Hello Debbie. so glad you made it the hot air balloon festival. The launch is awesome, there are so many beautiful balloons. Pretty sky captures with the balloons. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  6. I've enver been to one of these, but it would be a great sight.

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  7. Lucky you were able to get a spot, to watch launching from! That has to be the best part, anyway. :-)

    And lucky they had good weather. Up here, it is always a "crap-shoot," about the weather. ,-)

    Luna Crone

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  8. What fun! Such colours! I'm surprised there was a helicopter there...

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    1. The festival is held at an airport, they offer helicopter rides for a fee!!

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  9. Such great shots, a tremendous place to be!

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  10. Amazing, aren't they. Did you get dizzy looking up at all that?

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  11. Cute designs on most of them

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  12. What a colourful display! I think I like the traditional round shape the best, although the others are fun as well.

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  13. Oh wow, so beautiful! Your photos are awesome and I'm so glad you were able to go, Debbie. :)

    xoxo

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  14. woop, woop ... so much wonderful color!

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  15. What wonderful pictures you got. It looks like such a beautiful day. A blog I read, had one of the balloons sit down in her pasture. It looked so lovely.
    I hope you have a wonderful week Debbie.

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  16. Very cool, glad you were able to get out and see them! I love those ones that are shaped, it amazes me the ones they come out with anymore! We have never seen something like that in person, we found out one will be about an hour drive away and we are thinking about going, after seeing this makes me want to go even more, Love the picture of them all up in the air together!

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  17. What an amazing event to see! We've seen the odd balloon, but never anything like this.

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  18. That's a LOT of hot air balloons!

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    1. i think they said there were about 100. it was a beautiful day and the sky was so blue. everyone should see this, once in their lifetime!!

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  19. Thank you! That was breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Wow Debbie these are just gorgeous and i'm so glad you went so now we can see them too! Looks like an amazing event, I would sure love to attend this. Is it annual? The balloons are all so pretty arent' they? I love all the pictures, so bright and colorful. And they seem to float up and away so quietly and peacefully. I know they are not "totally" quiet, as I've been close enough to hear their great "whoosh whooosh" but still they are very calming and peaceful I think. Thank you for posting these!

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  21. So many colourful balloons ... amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  22. I HAVE to get there one of these years!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!

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  23. Gorgeous pictures -- I love this post!! We saw a small festival in Arizona once, not the famous one which is I think in New Mexico. But i loved it.

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  24. FANTASTIC! I always say to my husband that we should make an effort to go to a balloon festival but we never do. The day couldn't have been more perfect for their flights. Wonderful images Debbie. Have a great week :)

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  25. What a sight, Debbie!
    I just love hot air balloons.
    The one of the barn is just amazing. I love the bear (?) too!
    Happy day to you, my friend.
    xo.

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  26. There have three things that I have loved most of my life....The Wizard of Oz, Clowns and Hot Air Balloons! Great shots. Beautiful. If you ever have the chance to go up in one....GO! So worth it.

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    1. oops.....4 things! The color PURPLE!

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  27. So glad you were able to go see the balloons! I've been to a couple of small shows, but have always wished I were near a big one! While I love all the bright colors in the traditional balloons, the shaped one just make me smile . . . the barn, the panda, and the birthday cake! Your pictures are wonderful!

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  28. Oh, if I could see this it would set my soul sailing too. These photos of this event are so awesome. I love all the different shapes, themes and etc. I soooo love your adventures! Big hugs~

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  30. Oh my gosh how fun are those balloons. Loving all the different shaped ones. We have a festival here but not nearly that large and last year they didn't even get off the ground due to bad weather. Enjoyed all the colorful balloons here.

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  31. That's awesome! Great balloons! The barn and panda are really cool! I'm not sure I'd have the fortitude to ride in one.

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