Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Look closely. See that tiny speck near the center of the photo?
That's one of six.
Then there were five.
My hubby took me out for an early dinner on my Valentine Birthday. He then made a stop and picked up a Valentine Balloon bouquet. I know, sweet wasn't it! One more stop for a couple of purchases and a couple of movies from Redbox. I told my husband I'd go ahead and put the things in our Jeep while he retrived the movies. I opened the gate to the Jeep and put in one package when...whoosh....out flew a balloon before I knew what was happening. Hubby came out and saw the balloon and knew what had happened. He said too bad you didn't have your camera. I said I do; but before I could grab it quickly enough the brisk winds of the day had carried it a good distance. The first image is with my zoom lens as close as I could get it.
A very close crop.

This was taken a couple of Saturdays ago from my front porch. It was near sunset. The wild blue yonder was much bluer that day.

Taken from the back deck.
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23 comments:

diane b said...

Woo hoo you had a good Valentine's Day. It is easy to let a balloon fly. Hopefully it is a sign that you will reach the skies with happiness. The last pic is well framed, with a hint of better skies ahead.

Vicki Munn said...

i love the sky pictures of clouds and sunshine...and the dark tree branches - so pretty!

JunieRose2005 said...

Love your post and all the pictures!

So glad you could get that picture of your balloon as it flew away! :) I like that cropped one a lot!

Have a happy day, Carletta!


Junie

Jim said...

I like your blue sky pictures, Carletta. And I'm glad you got to eat with Hubby.

Mrs. Jim and I ate together also. We had Chicken Parmesan Italian Breaded Chicken Breast on a bed of penne pasta. Oh yes, and seated in a Boeing 777 bound for London, U.K. as well.
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Rebecca said...

You got to enjoy some pretty skies too. How nice.

EG Wow said...

It such a treat when the sky shows even just a touch of blue this time of year. :)

Doreen said...

beautiful sky shots. really like the next to last one with a little bit of color with the blues.

Pat said...

Happy belated Birthday and Valentine's day. My friend also celebrates her birthday on that date. I like the little red balloon in the big blue sky and your other blue yonder photos!

kaye said...

sad :( seems like that always happens. Happy Birthday.

Rose said...

Lorelei would have had a blast with those balloons.

Luna Miranda said...

the sky seems bluer late in the afternoon. lovely shots.

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/midweek-blues-twilight.html

Kim, USA said...

Wow! That looks like fun watching balloon fly. Belated Happy Birthday!
Sky Watch

Sylvia K said...

First of all, Happy Birthday, and they are better than the alternative! Believe me, "old" is relative, I'm approaching 80 before much longer and I still have more fun than a lot of younger ones that I know! Enjoy, laugh and play with your camera! I love your shots for the day!!

Sylvia

Kala said...

I ♥ the cropped image of the balloon in the sky!

Dharma Shots said...

A happy balloon flying up to the sky...a release from the past and a new beginning. Belated birthday wishes to you.

 gmirage said...

oh! someone's peaking out!

Carver said...

What a lovely sequence of shots and sounds like a good valentine's day omen to catch the shot.

AL said...

A heart going to heaven!

jeannette said...

Happy belated birthday, Carletta! At least you got a kick out of your flying balloons:)
From your post below I gather that becoming older has not been as hard as you thought it would be:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a nice Valentine's Day. And you got a picture of all six balloons -- in one place or another!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely gesture - the bouquet of balloons!

The blue sunset is very pretty.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots Carleta, love the balloon.!

My Sky Watch, happy weekend!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely sky--like that hint of pink throughout. I'm amazed at how colorful the sky can be sometimes.