358: Something you don’t see everydayPosted: September 16, 2011
We woke up this morning to the sound of a hot air balloon overhead. The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair is this weekend so I suspect we will have quite a bit of balloon traffic over the next day or two. It’s too bad they don’t have a hot air balloon race as part of the festivities. A race would have fit right in with Scott’s latest assignment which is Competition. The assignment is due on September 28th so there’s plenty of time to find something suitable.
We do see hot air balloons around here quite frequently. What we don’t see on a regular basis is a hot air balloon landing in the neighbor’s yard.
And while the neighbors are used to seeing me out and about with my camera, they don’t often see me out and about in my jammies.
That is why the quality of these photos is not particularly good. I decided it was best to stay on the front porch. Not that my jammies are shocking or revealing in any way.
I just don’t feel comfortable running around the neighborhood in my penguin PJ’s and slippers.
It was interesting to watch as they deflated the balloon. Seeing it just behind a house really gives you an idea of the size of the balloon. I know the house appears small, but it’s not. It’s a good size house.
I’ve had to schedule this post for today. I’m taking my bicycle back to the bike shop for another repair. Well, same repair actually. The gear skips when I have it in third gear. If it wasn’t one I used often, I might let it go. But it’s the gear I use most.
After the bike is fixed, I’m going on a bike ride. I’m not sure where just yet. I’m also not sure if I’ll take the camera along. It might be nice to go for a ride and just… ride.
I originally planned to go to a local state park today for my artist’s date. But with the bike situation, I might make the ride my artist’s date. That’s one of the reasons I’m considering leaving the camera at home. To do something different.
There are several festivals going on around here this weekend. In Akron alone there will be a Greek Festival as well as an Irish Festival. We will probably go to the Greek Festival for the food and the Irish Festival for the music. If I find time to go off on my own, one of those might count as an artist’s date as well.
The balloon is just about ready to be packed up and taken away. That means it is time for me to wrap up this post and get on with my day. I’ll leave you with a glimpse of the pond from early this morning when the fog was still drifting across the water.
Have a great weekend! Get out and enjoy a festival. Or maybe find a competition so you can participate in Scott’s assignment. Whatever you do, have fun. 🙂