Friday, July 07, 2006

What’s wrong with this picture?

It isn’t unusual to see hot air balloons here on the weekends and holidays. However it is unusual to see them this low and between so many electric lines. The one in the photo was trying to takeoff but having a bit-o-trouble lifting up. As it worked out, the thing finally rose above the lines and went along its merry way safe and sound.


Blogger Durward Discussion said...

Good Morning Pop. Hope you have a beautiful day.

See your balloon and raise you a Traffic Jam

July 07, 2006 5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamie....Rick and I are planning on going to Albuquerque's Balloon Festival this year....that why we won't be going to Las Vegas... glad you got your blog wouldn't be right if I had start my day without reading it..

July 07, 2006 6:17 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

::can't help himself; starts singing "Up, Up and Away"::

July 07, 2006 6:41 AM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

I think I see what's wrong- no SUVs in any of those driveways! Apparently no one feels compelled to help drive up gas prices in that neighborhood!

July 07, 2006 7:03 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Takes a lot more to get it up when it's hot. Give Rush a call, he can help.

July 07, 2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Sorry, PoP,couldn't help myself after your 4th of July post. Do I owe the jar a quarter?

July 07, 2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Pogo...that was very funny...POP love the balloon...

July 07, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...


always great to have images like is gorgeous...but this whole thing needs theme music!

July 07, 2006 1:00 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

I thought what was missing was me! I'd love to be under those palms and the wistful sky (not that it's bad here today).

July 07, 2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

Dang! Lew beat me to it.

Hope yer bloggin' troubles are all behind ya POP.

Nice lookin' neighborhood, btw.


July 07, 2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger concerned citizen said...

I'm glad I wasn't in there. i'd of been hugging the bottom of the basket.

July 07, 2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger Yukkione said...

um Pop, is this a Pulti homes neighborhood? the house on the right looks just like my old house. Oh and thanks for the warm wishes. I feel so much better now. I think i like being a cyborg. lol

July 07, 2006 4:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Duck!PoP. Duck!

July 07, 2006 4:41 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

I thought some local roofing contractors had suffered the total loss of all of their ladders the night before,and, needing to complete the job on time, made do with the tools they had at hand. ;)

July 07, 2006 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we're neighbors! Or perhaps all houses in Florida look vaguely similar. At any rate, glad that balloon cleared the lines and made it up.

July 07, 2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

That's a dangerous thing...I hope they realized the potential hazard of their actions...some people just have the luck!

July 08, 2006 2:15 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

At least your ballon is quiet right? I've got banner planes flying back and forth all day advertising to the beach-goers.

July 08, 2006 4:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I can't believe they lifted off in that close a space with all the power lines. Power lines are not a friend of balloon. It's about the only way you can get killed in one. Love the shot though. I used to crew for a balloon for years.

July 09, 2006 3:46 PM  

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