Wednesday, August 1, 2018
A SURPRISE VISITOR
I was sitting on the back deck enjoying an evening without high temperatures and the need for air conditioning. It felt wonderful.
I heard it before I saw it and immediately went inside to grab my camera. I stepped off my deck and caught sight of a hot air balloon heading my way over the rooftops.
It was coming close to the trees in my front yard, so I headed out there to get a close-up.
I'm not sure how the steering works in balloons, but just as I got to the front yard, it veered off to the south.
I could see the balloon had advertising on it for 9&10 news on one side.
I decided to try following it through my neighborhood. It was always just above the tree line.
It was getting almost out of my camera's reach as I wandered among the evergreens trying to maintain contact.
As I reached the end of my neighboorhood, the balloon was finally high above the last of the homes. On my walk back to my condo, I thought about what a pleasant surprise this had been.