I don't know how common it is to see hot air balloons in other parts of the world, but they aren't unusual here. It's early in the season, so this morning there were only these three.
This one drifted close enough for me to hear the roar of the heat jet and to exchange waves with the pilot. I've never seen another hot air balloon with quite this shape before. Isn't it odd?
Unfortunately, it was early and cold and I was bare footed or I would have taken the time to check the auto focus on this shot. Oops... On the other hand, see how close we are to getting real green around here again! Yay!!
I wonder if I would ever be brave enough to take a ride in one.
Over the past two days I have finally had time to really focus on making some art, and oh my, that feels so good. I finished my challenge piece and got it photographed and entered - I won't know for a few days how it does, but I will put up photos when I am allowed. I also finished sculpting the last face on my sea spirits shell and have been experimenting with some collage techniques. It's been kind of a creative thrill ride for me this weekend - I'll put up some more photos once my camera battery is recharged.