Floating news

They came in flocks. Hissing as they swooped over rooftops.

Everyone rushed out with cameras, hoping to catch some of their colourful beauty

As they flew overhead like exotic birds.

One balloon hovered so near that we could read the newspaper headlines on it.

Later on, when the yolk of the setting sun broke to spread its gold on the waters of the lake,

Anklebiter #1 turned to me and said, “Don’t forget to tell your readers about the day the news came floating by.”

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55 responses

  1. smiles. love the AB’s reminder…hot air ballooons are so cool…wonder were the headlines any good? smiles. nice pics..

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    September 13, 2010 at 18:58

  2. ha. love the tag…i was wearing my clothes…lol

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    September 13, 2010 at 18:58

    • Glad you saw it… That’s because I’m usually out photographing in my dressing gown!

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      September 13, 2010 at 19:04

  3. I love hot air balloons! I’ve been in a ride once, and it was awesome.

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    September 13, 2010 at 19:00

  4. That’s a good line – “The day the news came floating by”!

    Hot air balloons always gather a crowd, too, don’t they!

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    September 13, 2010 at 19:04

  5. teehee… I thought the flocks you saw were the same ones I saw! quite different.

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    September 13, 2010 at 19:28

  6. Excellent fotos! Especially love the second one.

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    September 13, 2010 at 20:25

  7. Superb captures as always! Love the balloons!! Marvelous colors and does look like a fun day! Hope your week goes well, Ladyfi! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    September 13, 2010 at 21:13

  8. aloha,

    these are so beautiful scenes, i love the vistas over the water and to think you can read you news while looking up at the sky 🙂

    my tuesday tour of a hike to the lava on my sari blog.

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    September 13, 2010 at 21:20

  9. Häftigt när luftballongerna flyger så lågt.

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    September 13, 2010 at 21:50

  10. “Out of the mouths of babes” come the best remarks!! Good for the anklebiter!! Beautiful pictures of a wonderful world.

    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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    September 13, 2010 at 21:56

  11. Her quote is PERFECT!!!

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    September 13, 2010 at 22:07

  12. AH! I love to see a flock of balloons over head! Nice photos!

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    September 13, 2010 at 22:15

  13. Was it an organised/regular event? Very striking 🙂

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    September 13, 2010 at 22:27

  14. I’ve always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon.

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    September 13, 2010 at 22:38

  15. LadyFi: What a neat post, I love to see hot air balloons. You got some great shots. BTW: My post is up now.

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    September 13, 2010 at 23:07

  16. Clive

    We adore hot air balloons!

    AB#1’s comment was wonderful too!

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    September 14, 2010 at 00:20

  17. We’re going to the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM, next month. I don’t think they’ll be floating over water though. Your daughter’s comment is priceless.

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    September 14, 2010 at 01:45

  18. Al

    I love balloons – the photo of the balloon over the lake is spectacular. We just had a balloon festival in my town a couple of weekends ago.

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    September 14, 2010 at 01:57

  19. Fantastic sh0t’

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    September 14, 2010 at 02:36

  20. Great title, I like the way you give us news. 🙂

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    September 14, 2010 at 02:43

  21. We always rushed out like this in the Uk when balloons appeared, there’s just something about them that makes you want to. Sadly I have yet to see one in OK!

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    September 14, 2010 at 02:44

  22. I love the sound of these balloons. Like great, heaving, heated lungs.

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    September 14, 2010 at 03:41

  23. There are few man made objects prettier than hot air balloons. Especially when there are lots of them.

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    September 14, 2010 at 04:12

  24. I’ve always wanted to go for a ride in a hot air balloon. I’ve never ever seen one up close like this. Very cool. 🙂

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    September 14, 2010 at 05:01

  25. Awesome!
    And do tell AB1, that you did share.

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    September 14, 2010 at 05:24

  26. Beautiful very colorful baloons.

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    September 14, 2010 at 05:26

  27. It all looks so fun and relaxing..you didn’t hear any old ladies screaming that they were afraid of heights..or wait.. was that in the newspaper that floated by:)

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    September 14, 2010 at 07:31

  28. I suppose that after this you all had a stiff neck !

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    September 14, 2010 at 07:53

  29. Thank you for sharing these beautiful baloon photos
    The balloons over the lake are spectacular!!

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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    September 14, 2010 at 08:02

  30. i dig it. and for the ducks it’s just another golden sunset.
    🙂
    really enjoy your vision of the world, and your eye to capture others seeing it, too.

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    September 14, 2010 at 08:13

  31. Top of the world shots.

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    September 14, 2010 at 08:25

  32. Great shots! Wonderful to see floating newspapers, but difficult to read! 😉

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    September 14, 2010 at 09:16

  33. Hot air balloons are so magical and majestic – never been in one.

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    September 14, 2010 at 11:31

  34. Gorgeous!

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    September 14, 2010 at 14:01

  35. That must have been a wonderous sight with the balloons hovering. Nicely done LadyFi.

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    September 14, 2010 at 14:38

  36. It’s such a cool sight to see balloons in the sky. You’ve captured some lovely shots here.

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    September 14, 2010 at 19:10

  37. They are so unique!
    and I love Sandy’s comment re their sound.

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    September 14, 2010 at 19:53

  38. They look beautiful, don’t they. It reminds me that I need to try and book a new date for a balloon flight I bought as a birthday present for Mrs S last year! Every date I have tried has come to nothing; too windy or too wet!

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    September 14, 2010 at 20:03

  39. gorgeous! i’ve always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon.:p

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    September 14, 2010 at 20:10

  40. Now this is a newspaper I would subscribe to!

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    September 15, 2010 at 01:52

  41. gorgeous shots! I love balloons — there’s a festival in October in New Mexico that we’ve always wanted to go to — but never right area of the country at the right time!

    Sounds like Anklebiter #1 is about ready to start (her?) own blog!

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    September 15, 2010 at 05:50

  42. the hot air balloon were chasing the ducks? Great photos, I took some, but they were far away.

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    September 15, 2010 at 12:21

  43. Happy Wednesday!

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    September 15, 2010 at 20:41

  44. Hot air balloons are a beautiful sight to see, alone or in numbers. You captured them beautifully.

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    September 15, 2010 at 22:57

  45. Maggie May

    I love hot air balloons and we have them over our city regularly.
    They are so silent and serene.

    I love the way you opened the post……… *they came in flocks. Hissing as they swooped over roof tops.* Brilliant.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    September 15, 2010 at 23:04

  46. I love balloons – there’s something romantic about them. Love yr photos.

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    September 15, 2010 at 23:30

  47. how fun! and great captures!
    http://nprimopiano.wordpress.com

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    September 16, 2010 at 01:21

  48. Seems like an exciting and peaceful day all in one.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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    September 16, 2010 at 04:14

  49. HAHAHA…your children always come up with the funniest things to say.

    Beautiful pictures of the hot air balloons…

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    September 16, 2010 at 15:24

  50. That would have been fun to see! Thanks for letting me do so vicariously.

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    September 16, 2010 at 17:13

  51. Ohhh, you got some fantastic shots! And, I love the comment from #1 … that is awesome!

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    September 16, 2010 at 21:46

  52. Beautiful balloons, it was so fun for me as I could read and understand the text on them.;)
    xoxo

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    September 17, 2010 at 13:16

  53. That balloon looked pretty close to that sharp spike on the tower Fi. Hope it didn’t geta hole in it!

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    September 18, 2010 at 09:53

  54. Jen

    Every Canadian Thanksgiving they have a balloon festival up at Armstrong. My sister’s other house had the most amazing curved window, and we would watch the balloons down in the valley, as they softly floated.

    A magical moment…..

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    September 18, 2010 at 18:04

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