At 8:00am yesterday morning, I woke up to the sound of roaring flames. No cause for alarm. It was a hot air balloon landing in the field behind our house.
After a bunch of neighbourhood kids ran up to see the balloon up close, some men helped carry it across the field and up in between two houses to get out to a residential street where the balloon's crew was waiting in their truck.
I think this one gives an amazing perspective of how big hot air balloons really are! Those houses are not small, and they're being dwarfed by the balloon! (Ignore the rusting chain in the foreground--we just took down one of our hanging baskets.)
The final shot as it begins to deflate.
This is not an uncommon occurrence in Indianola. We have an annual balloon classic in which hundreds of balloonists participate from across the country. Dave already transferred those photos to our back-up storage, so when he transfers them back for me, I'll post a few of them on here. It's a beautiful sight! The weather was perfect yesterday, for both Tracy's wedding and for the balloonists. As the sun was setting, several balloons floated across the horizon. And I didn't even think to take a picture. We're just used to it! :)