Thursday, July 11, 2013

One More Thing...

After taking pictures of Anne in the basket, we got in the car and headed home. We went back to the end of the parking lot and turned around, and when we drove past, they were filling a balloon!!! We sat in the car and took these pictures. As soon as the balloon was up, it was deflated within a minute, just in time for a tremendous downpour!! It poured buckets! You can see in the first pictures how dark the sky had gotten. So watch along with us as the U.S.A. balloon inflates!
                           Our July Fourth is done now, and gosh, I have spent five days on it!


“My teaching, let it fall like a gentle rain, my words arrive like morning dew, like a sprinkling rain on new grass, like spring showers on the garden. For it’s  God’s Name I’m preaching— respond to the greatness of our God!”
Deuteronomy


29 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

How exciting that you got to see one of the balloons being inflated. But sorry the rain didn't let them keep it up. That one looks like one of the balloons we see here. You got some great shots especially the one in your header.

reana claire said...

Long Live America!! Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing them here, Ginny...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's cool that you got to see them 'fill' the balloon tho!! At least part of your day wasn't disappointing. I like the fact you shared it all!

Ma said...

I like the fourth picture with the rain clouds brewing in the back.

Sandra said...

number 4, 5 and 6 are awesome shots.. i love the point where it is collasping and i can see the storm clouds. these are wonderful and what a fun thing to do on the 4th. so many good memories made and the photos will jog your memory when years have passed...

Karin said...

You've documented your exciting time - with all its changes - well! Great photos! June was a rainy month up here - usually we have those gorgeous balloons gliding overhead on week-ends! Missing them!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's a HUGE balloon!

Rose said...

Great shots, Ginny, and wow, to the one in the header. It is really awesome...feel like I can almost reach out and touch it.

Ruth Kelly said...

Balloon fests are amazing.

Linda said...

That must have been fun to see a balloon being inflated!!!

Tamago said...

Wow what amazing photos! It must be so exciting to see the balloon being inflated up close!
Hopefully weather will cooperate for next festival :-) Have a great weekend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the patriotic balloon! It would be awesome to see it inflated. I wish I had the nerve to take a ride in one, but I'm such a sissy!

LC said...

These pictures were so worth the attention you gave them. How wonderful that you were able to document the entire "blow-up" story from your car. And the colors are so striking, so vivid.

We came back from a visit with my MIL in the rehab center where she was for a couple of weeks, and both Hubby and I were exhausted and ditched our plans to watch July 4th fireworks show. I have really enjoyed the 4th through your camera.

You continue to let God's light shine. Thank you, Ginny.

Filip and Kristel said...

Must be great to see a balloon with the American flag. Certainly when you love your country. Sometimes we miss this feeling, in Belgium we have patroism. The country is divided and many people would like to split it up.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

It's the shame the rain had to put a damper on things. These are awesome shots though

photowannabe said...

How exciting and a great series of photos from the last 5 days.
I love your Granddaughter's assortment of emotions...I don't blame her either.
Love the vivid colors and especially the red, white and blue.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the red-white-and blue hot air balloon. Awesome. sandie

SweetMarie said...

Fantastic photos! Hope you have a good weekend!

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Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Well that balloon was certainly an American one. great shots. Have a great weekend. Margaret

pembrokeshire lass said...

im so glad that you managed to get a photo of the balloon. Yes, the sky does look really black! Love the last shot! Joan

Chris Scheuer said...

That had to be so fascinating to see, how cool! Sad that the weather didn't cooperate but sounds like you had fun anyway!

Magia da Inês said...

⊱✿✿°
Olá, amiga!
·.¸.•♪♪

Suas fotografias são bonitas mas eu acho os balões tão perigosos... eu não me aventuraria viajar em um!...
Bom fim de semana·..¸彡
♪♫° Beijinhos·..°♡♡
°❤❤ Brasil✿✿·..

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wwo this is super awesome. I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon but I am a bit afraid of heights so I have never partaken :)

George said...

The pictures of the balloon on the ground show how big it really is. I'm glad you got to see this -- and share it -- before you left.

LV said...

These are fun to watch, but I have no desire to ride in it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This looks so fun to watch it fill up...then be so pretty

S. Etole said...

Great photo story of this. You share such interesting things, Ginny.

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