Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Finds ... let your dreams take flight

It is Friday once again ... and time for another Friday finds with Kim Klassen.  "It is a place to gather and share ... a place to cherish life's simple pleasures".  Doesn't that sound like such an inviting place?

~let your dreams take flight~

My find this week was the "Eyes to the Sky" festival near my hometown. Actually the festival was held in July, but i just now found them in LR waiting for me to view them ... oh where does the time go?
Once a year hot air balloons from all over the country find their way to this small town and light up the skies.  Fortunately mother nature provided perfect weather for their flights ... one by one they ascended into the skies. It is so peaceful watching as they slowly ... silently ... drift away.

Then as night fell, the magic happened ... the famous balloon glow.  On the count of three, all the balloons light up the night.  It is such a wonderful experience lying there watching these gentle giants glowing in the summer evening.  

I have to say that this big guy was my favorite!  He just made you feel all good inside.  

And then there were the USA and World balloons ... they hold a very special meaning for me.  You see, right now I am holding tight to a secret that i am just so excited to share with the whole wide world  ... but i can't ... not just yet.  
But i can tell you that these two balloons are a hint ... USA and World.  For now that is all i can say ... but soon the time will be right and i can share my wonderful news!!  

If you have a few moments, be sure to click on Kim's adorable button that will lead you to more delightful finds.
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until next time ...


  1. these are wonderful love the bear peaking out, wonderful colors against the blue sky.

  2. There is nothing quite as marvelous as seeing balloons getting ready to take flight and then in flight ... unless it's riding in one. Have you ever? I have and it was a truly memorable life experience. Seeing your fantastic photos brings back that memory.

  3. Gorgeous images! Love the first one - and angle of the shot and the bright bold colors.

  4. Great and colorful ... you"ve captured them beautifully, NancyJean !
    Oh, and your wonderful news ... I'm so curious now :-)
    Have a nice weekend,

  5. They create such a wonderful spectacle, we have a festival each year too ! The photo opportunities are endless, love all your images :)

  6. I have seen some of the same balloons in a night illumination nearby. So fun to watch. Your first shot is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love these bright colorful balloons.

  8. such beautiful light! When I was little I use to see balloons all the time. I haven't seen any in ages. They are magical, aren't they?

  9. Such beautiful sharp clear images! I just adore that first one! I'm quite curious about your news ... :)

  10. Perfect POV on your first shot! I love the peacefulness of hot air balloons. Great shots!

  11. Love your banner photographs - so welcoming. And the hot air balloon pictures are amazing - color and composition convey such a sense of movement and awe. Now. . . I can't wait to hear you good news! Whatever it is, I'm already happy for you!

  12. Seeing a sky filled with hot air balloons would be a dream come true for me. I love watching them move quietly. You do have us curious about your news!!


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