Saturday, June 21, 2014
Waking to this Sight!
Something about that "whoosh" propels me from bed. I grab for my robe and camera as I scamper up three flights of stairs to the roof terrace. Now, its not as though I haven't seen the hot air balloons many times in the past, but for some reason, each time is magical. Absolutely so.
Imagine my surprise last Saturday morning when this was the sight that was before me! Thrilled is an understatement. I photographed and photographed like a giddy teenager. Never before had there been
three balloons. Yes, in the past at NASA I've seen many many balloons, but not here in Mexico.
The other thing about this photo are the low lying clouds that somewhat obscure the mountain range in the distance. Also the way the light hits Colonia Independencia in the distance. This photo shows how only twenty blocks from the jardin, one is on undeveloped land as you can see in front of Colonia Independencia.
No balloons this morning. We've had rain since Tuesday. When I say RAIN, I mean RAIN. In four days a little over five inches at my house! Woo hoo. I would imagine that the balloon man didn't want to take a chance this morning since the forecast doesn't even say "Chance of thunderstorm". It simply says "Rain" - 100%.