Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WARNING! INVASION!!

They came from the sky!
Dogs were jumping out of their skins all weekend long!



One even landed in the field outside our backyard!



Then it proceeded to die!





Big dude trying to help the dying creature.



What it takes to land one of these things!



"Smile! You're on Candid Camera."



Awww ... I think this is a mother and son moment!






My neighbor.
He has a bigger camera than me!
I blurred his face.
He works for one of those government contracted companies.
Top secret sort of stuff.
So I blurred him.
Otherwise we'd have to shoot y'all.









It's kinda cool to live a couple of miles away from a balloon festival!



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20 comments:

Myfanwy said...

I like your style. Great post.

Waterrose said...

Oh what beautiful pictures and it brought back the memories of being up when we went to the Albuquerque balloon festival about 3 years ago. If I could afford a hot air balloon I'd have one in a second.

Thyme2dream said...

How delightful!! I love balloon rallies..totally magical:)

Miss Crystal said...

How fun! Great shots.

Rosebud Collection said...

I just love the balloons..They have a big show in Maine. Somewhere in August..never had a chance to see it.
I did a couple of paintings with balloons in them..I think they are the neatest things..But to be truthful..would be scared to death to go up in one. Yep, I am a ninny.

Designing Hilary said...

I'm with you, Rosebud! Scared to death of heights and you'd never, ever see me in one of those. But they are so much fun to watch, from the ground.

The photo with the three people trying to land the balloon ... that was an unscheduled stop. I heard that one of the passengers couldn't finish the ride so they dropped down by us to let her out.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Looks like it's pretty exciting to see all those balloons fly in your neighborhood and one of them actually landing in your yard. It must be quite an experience to actually fly in a balloon. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Lynne said...

You got some great pictures! They looked much hazier from our house on Saturday.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Those balloons are so cool! I love the Hooters balloon deflating, just makes me think of what's going to happen to those Hooters girls as they get older! ha!

Ann said...

looks like a lot of fun, is this in new mexico?

Melissa said...

Not only beautiful to look at, but exciting too. How funny that the Hooters balloon, crashed and burned LOL. I don't understand why you would have to shoot all of us, if you didn't hide the gentlemans identity. Would it not be easier to just shoot him? I hope you get my humor, and I am not obviously serious.

hitsu said...

Nice pictures..fun balloons :)

Athena said...

I used to see hot air balloons all the time but never any more :( Love the pics!

Caroline said...

your post just made me smile.

What lovely pics, and a lovely story to go with.

Caroline said...

This made me smile.

What lovely pictures, and a lovely story.

njemacreative said...

okay, this is hilarious. :) love your unique description of the balloons.

Rayne said...

How gorgeous! I remember seeing hot air balloons from our backyard in Iowa when I was a little girl. Such a beautiful sight.

kml said...

I love how you put this together! How lucky you are to live so close to them. I have only seen the once and it was grand!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Those are great... so did hooters offer you dinner after landing in your back yard?

Rebecca said...

ROFL! I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Thanks for the laughs and great photos.