Look Up: First of the season

Just as we sat down to dinner last night, the first hot air balloon of the season came floating by.  Naturally I had to jump up, grab my camera, and go out to snap a few shots.  I didn’t notice until I looked at the photos on the computer that I had also captured a sun dog.

So I decided to make this a SkyWatch Friday post, too.  Click on the link to enjoy more beautiful skies from around the world.  Or post and submit your own SkyWatch Friday post.  You know you want to.  😀

And, as always, click on the photo to see the larger version.  These are not particularly good balloon shots (you can’t see the colors well because of the sunlight) but I do like the way the light is hitting the left side of the balloon in the first shot and the seredipitous sun dog in the second.

(Yesterday’s sunset.)

11 Comments on “Look Up: First of the season”

  1. Bo Mackison says:

    Hot air balloons already? What a grand sight that must be from a balloon high in the sky. Imagine the photos you could take from that.

    Have you ever gone ballooning, or would you want to?

    And I’ve never seen a sun dog. Interesting skies, for sure.

    • Robin says:

      Bo: We were just wondering the other day when we’d spot the first balloon this year. It’s a little earlier than I was expecting.

      I have not been ballooning but would like to do so. As you wrote, imagine the photos… 🙂

  2. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous colours!

  3. Pat says:

    I saw the sun dog…cool! Gorgeous sunset shot and hot-air balloon shots.
    I’d never heard of “sun dogs” before. Thanks for the interesting information.

  4. LaVoice says:

    The balloon is pretty, but your sky view is breathtaking.

  5. JO says:

    I sign up for a ride years ago while in Boston, but unfortunately, due to fog, we didn’t get to take off… and I haven’t been able to get the chance to try it again. 😦

  6. Manang Kim says:

    Hot air balloon, wow!! Great shot from above. Happy weekend!


  7. Enigma says:

    Nice! Love to watch balloons ascent on a gorgeous evening….. thanks for sharing!

  8. Robin says:

    Thank you everyone. 🙂

  9. Lisa says:

    Beautiful shots! We have a balloon festival coming up in a couple of weeks.

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