Thursday, October 8, 2009

Its Just A Bit Of Hot Air Balloons For Blooming Friday

























I am offering blooming balloons for this Blooming Friday... to see other blooms the world over visit our gracious Katarina's Roses and Stuff. We are having a subtle show so far this Autumn but the hot air balloons are most colorful... as are certain trees here and there. Japanese Maples tend to go all out red and juxtaposed with a White Birch it is most striking. Purple asters still dot the landscape and are visited by lingering Lepidoptera. This lovely "common" sulfur is quite a compliment to the purple aster.

33 comments:

Eva said...

What an amazing view of the Lepidoptera when I enlarge the image. (Thank you for taking me back to high school biology. Naming creatures is a special tribute.) Truly a conspiracy of miracles—Nature's wonders, your eye, your camera, and the world wide web.

Jackie said...

Lovely hot air balloons...though it makes me a bit nervous to think of riding in one.

Mia said...

Beautiful landscape in the pictures with the balloons.

In Stockholm I often see them flying over the town but earlier this year we had one balloon visiting us just a few meters from our house. Look at this: http://miashem.blogspot.com/2009/05/kanin-pa-rymmen.html :)

Take care!
Mia

LeSan said...

That white birch is stunning and the balloons are so lovely to see. I used to see them all the time before they moved the landing field. Now I see cute little by-planes instead. It's a trade off I guess.

azplantlady said...

There is nothing quite so glorious then seeing a hot air balloon in the sky. The photo with the white birch and Japanese maple is just stunning!

AnnA said...

Morning!
The ballon photos are lovely, Carol, and the photos also show the blooming landscapeviews in automne.
Have a nice weekend!/
AnnA

Angel.Pearls said...

Pretty balloons in the sky..Like your little butterfly too!//Eva

Lillebeth said...

What a lovely sight! I sure would lika to fly along! Hope you will have a really nice week end!

andré said...

Those balloons are like flowers in the sky. :-)

lotusleaf said...

Autumn colours of your trees are stunning!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Whenever I see a hot air balloon, I think of my little collie who always barked at them. Great photos!
Marnie

sweet bay said...

It must be so magical to ride in a hot air balloon over those hills and autumn colors... I love the picture of the white birch. The sulfur butterfly photo is just stunning!

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Wonderful shots with great autumn colours! Have a great weekend! Love, Ingrid

Carol said...

Thanks so everyone for visiting and sharing your thoughts... I have always wanted to hop into the little box and fly away up in the sky... since starring in a grammar school play 'Around the World in Eighty Days'. Sometimes I hear the sounds of the balloon being filled... (there is no other sound quite like it) and run out with my camera or have it nearby where I am working. It is great when they sail right over the house. I will do it someday and will post photos from a high. Have a lovely holiday. Carol

Mia said...

What a lovely clear picture that last one, I can even see them green eyes!!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Wonderful pictures and fascinating landscape!
Bjorg Nina

easygardener said...

I like looking at hot air balloons but I don't think I would have the nerve to go up in one!

Kalo said...

The baloons are fascinating.
Karib

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Hiya Carol

How I want to be up in one of those ballons. Your landscape and photography is simply stunning.

Have a great weekend.

joey said...

From the heavens to macro earth, a lovely stretch ...

Tammie Lee said...

ah, you have shared a wonderful series of fall photos. The balloons surrounded in fall colors is lovely. and the little butterfly, sweet.

Anja said...

Carol!

It is not only your photoes I love - I love your comments and I agree as well!/Anja

Annika Christensen said...

I have a dream too fly with a ballone!
Lovely phothos!
Annika

Maria Berg said...

To bee up in a ballon looking down at the autumn most be a very colorful experience love to do it one day.

/MB

Kanak Hagjer said...

Those balloons are lovely but the landscape is amazing! The last two photos made me gasp! The details...wow!!

Margareta said...

What a fantastic flight you are bidding on and to land among the beautiful flower and and butterflies. Thanks for a lovely outing. /Margareta

Moa said...

So lovely picture you have today.. the airbaloon looks so great in the big big sky.. =). The translation tool is very bad almost everytime.. sorry for that. I also love my bench by the lilac, but we decided together to cut the lilac down because its has grown to tall and
it didnt look nice at the bottom.. but I hope it will grow next year so I have my private spot there again.. Have a nice weekend.. Moa

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Carol, I was stunned by your butterfly images. I feel like I want to touch that creature, although I know that it is no-no! The hot air ballons' pictures reminded me of my old dream - to take a ride on them. We made reservations twice, and both times the flights were cancelled. Then, our kids were born, and I cancelled my dream... Maybe, after they grow up and won't need me anymore, ha-ha...

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Your balloons look so cheerful...and that's how I feel watching your pictures. The last one especially - extraordinary!

Dragonfly Lady said...

Ballon rides are amazing,we passed over Lake windermere when we flew, we could see our reflection so clearly in the lake below... it took your breathe away! Everyone should go up at least once.

DL

Joanne said...

Hi Carol
Such detail on that last photo but all are lovely.
Thank you for visiting my blog I am so pleased you caught your lyme Disease early it is so easy to treat if only people are aware at the start.

I have so enjoyed your lovely blog.

NatureFootstep said...

how nice, the baloon trip ended in a flower with a butterfly. We have that butterfly too, but it is not that common.

Nina said...

The last picture is my favourite, beautiful macroshot! Thank you for your comment at my blog - always appreciated!

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