Monday, November 9, 2009

What's all that whooshing?

The other morning, I was in the house cleaning when I suddenly heard a very loud whooshing sound in my backyard. It went whoosh. It paused. It whooshed again.

My heart raced and my brain worked quickly to make sense of the noise. What was my neighbor up to now? Has my husband inadvertently blown up something? Where is my daughter?

I ran to the window and saw a blast of color before my eyes. A hot air balloon, big and beautiful, had just about landed in my backyard. Of course, by the time I found my camera the balloon had quickly moved up, up and away from danger.

Our area is very popular for hot air balloons, but I've never had one in my backyard. What a colorful way to start the day.

6 comments:

our little love nest said...

There is something so awe striking about those big colourful hot air balloons. I would love one to land in my backyard. xo

Angie said...

Sounds like a pretty cool way to start your day!

SewSweetStitches said...

Ha I would've had a heart attack! Pretty picture, though

LuLu said...

Oh my goodness my heart would have leaped too! very cool after the fact! :)
LuLu

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful surprise. Sort of like catching a glimpse of a rainbow. Lovely.

The Lil Bee said...

Are you serious?! That's so neat...what a cool experience!