Magical balloons

The long Scandinavian summer evenings are magical.

But some are more magical than others.

Especially when hot air balloons

Swoop through the golden skies

Like hearts

Before gracefully landing

Somewhere beyond the horizon.

For more magic, please visit: Skywatch.

107 responses

  1. Gorgeous skies, silhouettes and atmosphere…..

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:19

  2. Wonderful magic views. I am greeting

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:25

  3. Magical certainly:)

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:27

  4. Rob

    cracking photos: thanks for sharing.

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:27

  5. Gorgeous pictures here! Nice!

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:30

  6. The most magical post on this blog till date that I have seen 😀

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:34

  7. oo that is magical….very cool captures of the balloons…we get them every once in a while….my skies are just not as consistently beautiful…smiles…

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    July 12, 2012 at 12:37

  8. wow! wonderful pic! 🙂

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:17

  9. Great pics, There is indeed magic in a sky with balloons.

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:18

  10. Pat

    Truly magical! A beautiful series.

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:36

  11. Wow! I would be hard pressed to imagine which scene is more beautiful… the one you’ve captured or the view from the balloon. Gorgeous!

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:39

  12. Breathtaking! The first is my favorite!

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:40

  13. Supersnygga bilder!! How great colours! Very nice!

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    July 12, 2012 at 13:56

  14. Firstly – beautiful photos! Secondly – spookily, in fact – this morning as I was driving into work, a huge red balloon appeared – taking people on an early morning flight, just across the fields…… it made joining the motorway a touch more magical!

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    July 12, 2012 at 14:11

  15. Amy

    Magical photos and such a magical place you live. I can only imagine how gorgeous that view was from inside one of those balloons 🙂

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    July 12, 2012 at 14:26

  16. Jim

    Takes one to a ‘storybook fantasy’ adventure! Magical indeed, Fiona! Thansk for this.
    Jim

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    July 12, 2012 at 14:31

  17. Bob

    Nice air balloon.

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    July 12, 2012 at 14:31

  18. Gorgeous ! A wonderful Sunset with romantic balloons.

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    July 12, 2012 at 14:40

  19. cosmos

    Just like walking in the air, floating in glorious sun set.

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    July 12, 2012 at 15:09

  20. Absolutely fabulous…. Wouldn’t it be fun to be up in one of those balloons and get to see that sunset??????? WOW!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    July 12, 2012 at 15:28

  21. Kharma

    Hot air balloons are my favorite thing to see in beautiful clear skies. You captured it at sundown. Beautiful pictures…..stellar words.

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    July 12, 2012 at 15:40

  22. I would love to fly over the horizon and look down at nature.

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    July 12, 2012 at 15:42

  23. Pure- Beautiful -Magical -Hearts. Where are they floating to?

    XX Kisses for you and Oscar

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:06

  24. Awesome. The orange is very relaxing.

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:07

  25. LeBlogDuSpectateurSentimentale

    your posts are beautiful poems – the words, the pictures, the graphic presentation, everything. a source of inspiration.

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:47

  26. stunningly beautiful. perfect for skywatch. 🙂

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:52

  27. TexWisGirl

    so incredibly beautiful, once again…

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:57

  28. So beautiful! I’m afraid I’d never leave that pond of yours if I lived there!

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    July 12, 2012 at 16:59

  29. Gorgeous skies as always and I do love the balloons! I took a fun ride in one those a few years ago, one of the best times ever! I loved looking the eagle in the eye!!

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:12

  30. Magical scenes, it would be wonderful to take a balloon ride into the sunset.

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:29

  31. Magical indeed! Their bubble forms upon the gold-etched sky stir the imagination. Beautiful!

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:29

  32. THIS IS PERFECT. Lucky girl, such gorgeous show every day !

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:53

  33. Holy smokes! What beautiful photos. You truly live in a magical place.
    xo jj

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:54

  34. Gorgeous !

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    July 12, 2012 at 17:56

  35. These pictures — the color of the sky — are just gorgeous. I especially like the way you captured the ‘hearts’.

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    July 12, 2012 at 18:10

  36. There is indeed something particularly magical about the sight of hot-air balloons in flight, isn’t there!

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    July 12, 2012 at 18:23

  37. awesome photography! wow!!!

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    July 12, 2012 at 18:33

  38. Wow! Simply awesome… and brilliant shots. I’m sure people in the hot air balloon enjoys a magnificent sight!

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    July 12, 2012 at 18:58

  39. Don

    Wonderful images.

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    July 12, 2012 at 19:04

  40. Kaval

    really nice captures!

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    July 12, 2012 at 19:05

  41. I feel like I’ve been there and seen that now! Purely magical photos!

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    July 12, 2012 at 19:19

  42. Gorgeous. The colors in your photos always impress.

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    July 12, 2012 at 19:48

  43. sandy

    Wow, they sure add to an already lovely setting! We used to see hot air balloons all the time, but not so much anymore.

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    July 12, 2012 at 22:25

  44. Your photos are gorgeous, the colors, the scenery, and the hot air balloons! Just gorgeous..

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    July 12, 2012 at 22:56

  45. Wonderful ambiance to these captures Fi .

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    July 13, 2012 at 00:25

  46. Wonderful shots – as always. So, what time is sunset in your Scandinavian summer wonderland?

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    July 13, 2012 at 00:26

    • It’s light until gone 11 pm before midsummer. Nowadays, it’s getting dark at around 10.30. but the sun is up again around 3 am!

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      July 13, 2012 at 07:55

      • I have to admit – I’d more likely hang around for a sunset late at night, than get up at 3 am to catch the sunrise… LOL.

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        July 13, 2012 at 18:45

  47. that is a moment you´ll never forget I believe. Gorgeous and the baloons is just right.

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    July 13, 2012 at 00:39

  48. I’ve always wanted to ride in one!

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    July 13, 2012 at 04:34

  49. onceupona

    Magical post! Cheers, Danette

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    July 13, 2012 at 05:22

  50. Wow! Ballooning into the sunset,

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    July 13, 2012 at 06:54

  51. Definitely magical!! Spectacular shots!

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    July 13, 2012 at 07:29

  52. Gorgeous skies and silhouettes. Amazingly captured.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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    July 13, 2012 at 07:51

  53. Magical photos!

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    July 13, 2012 at 08:13

  54. Wonderful captures (as always)…

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    July 13, 2012 at 08:58

  55. The three wonderful and spectacular with balloons, I love heaven with these delicious background. Greetings.

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    July 13, 2012 at 09:47

  56. Imagine what the view from the balloon must be like. Gorgeous either way you look at it.

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    July 13, 2012 at 09:51

  57. Great post, – lovely sky!

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    July 13, 2012 at 09:52

  58. Beautifully captured!

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    July 13, 2012 at 10:14

  59. Stunning ! beautiful shots !!

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    July 13, 2012 at 10:20

  60. This is so beautiful and the colours are just gorgeous. A romantic’s view, really. Wonderful shots.

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    July 13, 2012 at 10:50

  61. jcosmonewbery

    Stunning. If I didn’t have to be out of bed at five in the morning, i would go up in one! Did once, that’s it ticked off the list.

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:05

  62. Francisca

    Wonder-FULL. How awesome it must have been to be in one of the balloons on such a day. It’s on my bucket list.

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:12

  63. A truly magical evening. I would love to be in one of those ballons, watching the sunset unfold from up there.
    Wishing you a happy weekend,
    Janice.

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:19

  64. Lea

    Beautiful!
    Happy Sky Watch Friday!
    Lea
    Lea’s Menagerie

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:31

  65. Absolutely gorgeous and magical silhouette photos!

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    July 13, 2012 at 12:33

  66. indrani

    How I wish I was in one of them.
    Great captures.

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    July 13, 2012 at 13:04

  67. Wow, great captures!

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    July 13, 2012 at 13:59

  68. Must have been a beautiful sight to see the balloons float in that glorious golden sky.
    Have a wonderful weekend, lady Fi.

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    July 13, 2012 at 14:53

  69. My dad and my 11 year old daughter just went on a hot air balloon ride last week! So fun to see your photos. Thank you.

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    July 13, 2012 at 16:08

  70. Magical views! Breath taking shots.
    Thanks for the visit.

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    July 13, 2012 at 16:47

  71. awesome shots
    happy SWF

    Skywatch Friday

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    July 13, 2012 at 16:53

  72. Beauty beyond any words, how I wish I could be in one of them.

    My Yatra Diary…

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    July 13, 2012 at 16:54

  73. Great view of the balloon in the golden sky,

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    July 13, 2012 at 17:12

  74. Oh my ….. these captures are AMAZING! I LOVE them!

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    July 13, 2012 at 17:59

  75. Oh my gosh, absolutely stunning photos, magical indeed!!!

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    July 13, 2012 at 19:29

  76. Yes, magical! I love the warm light tones.

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    July 13, 2012 at 20:10

  77. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 13, 2012 at 20:25

  78. Loving the golden warm light in all the pictures. The color of the sky .. the reflection on the water .. stunning!

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    July 13, 2012 at 21:58

  79. How cool, the Hot air balloons and sky look beautiful. Great sighting and photos, Lady Fi. Wishing you a happy weekend.

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    July 13, 2012 at 23:23

  80. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see the sky from that angle! Gotta be neat not to have to worry about it getting dark too soon too.

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    July 14, 2012 at 01:13

  81. What an unusual and exciting view! Your photos are absolute gorgeous.

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    July 14, 2012 at 02:15

  82. Your images are pure magic. You are an astounding photographer.

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    July 14, 2012 at 04:55

  83. You amaze – AGAIN!

    Wishing YOU Aloha, from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    >

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    July 14, 2012 at 05:31

  84. ladyfi,
    whenever I see your photos, I realize and envy what a wonderful place you live in. Two balloons fire my imagination and I wonder where these two balloons will go over sunset. Now I am enchanted by your magic!! Superb photos always! Have a great weekend!
    keiko

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    July 14, 2012 at 06:21

  85. What a sight! It looks like a dream. A beautiful dream of hope and romance and magic.

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    July 14, 2012 at 07:18

  86. How beautiful your photos! I remembered the lyrics of Up,up and away by fiftth ddimentions.

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    July 14, 2012 at 10:42

  87. They really are great images! I keep saying I need to do a hot air balloon trip – but it never seems to happen!

    We have been away in North Queensland for a week – hence the silence on the reply. A rather wet week was had by all – but I did see some good stuff; pictures to follow. No decent internet access, so I just stopped looking for a week – now I’m catching up!

    Stewart M – Australia

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    July 14, 2012 at 11:40

  88. magcal shos as usual!

    so much beauty here!

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    July 14, 2012 at 23:20

  89. Magiskt och vackert. Helt underbart fångat!
    Önskar dig en fortsatt skön helg!

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    July 15, 2012 at 09:27

  90. Breathtaking! beautiful photos

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    July 15, 2012 at 18:55

  91. too pretty, too magical, too enveloping a scenery, am afraid… 😉 did i say it’s spectacular, ms. lady fi? it is, ’tis… 🙂

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    July 16, 2012 at 05:33

  92. OMG you really captured something amazing!!!!!

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    July 17, 2012 at 01:47

  93. Liz

    Stunning skies, completed with the hot air balloons! Your captures are brilliant!

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    July 17, 2012 at 17:44

  94. beautiful series, the middle ballons look like hearts.

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    July 18, 2012 at 13:24

  95. Great silhouettes and lovely orange tones.

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    July 18, 2012 at 13:40

  96. beautifully captured .. and congrats on a POTW!

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    July 18, 2012 at 14:24

  97. TexWisGirl

    i came back to say congrats on a well-deserved POTW!

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    July 18, 2012 at 16:12

  98. lovely shots and an amazing volume of responses, i wondered how many blogs you read

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    July 18, 2012 at 19:22

  99. JM

    Three times WOW!

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    July 18, 2012 at 19:53

  100. ds

    Oh, so beautiful (balloons as hearts, wonderful)! Congratulations on your richly deserved POTW!

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    July 19, 2012 at 05:46

  101. It looks as though fairies were taking a sunset ride over the lake. Magical indeed!
    Congratulations on another fine POTW! ♥

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    July 19, 2012 at 16:18

  102. W-O-W!!! This post has my heart!!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazingly talented!!!

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    July 20, 2012 at 21:34

  103. Beautiful! I hope you are having a lovely vacation! 🙂

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    July 24, 2012 at 06:03

  104. Very good composition especially the lights are well managed!

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    August 4, 2012 at 19:32

  105. Some of the most beautiful and magical photos I’ve seen!

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    August 4, 2012 at 23:20

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