usually run with a theme. This week I am going back to our Balloon Spectacular. As usual, many, many photos will follow. We had no tickets to see the launch of the balloons on this morning but my long suffering smaller portion (he loathes early mornings) and I headed down shortly before first light to a vantage point where we knew that we would see balloons if they took to the sky. They did.
More and more balloons took to the sky - including more feature balloons.
Skywhale was a present my city gave to itself for its hundredth birthday. She has divided the community. Some of us love her and some emphatically do not. I fall into the first category and you can find an earlier post about her HERE
This year she was joined by Skywhalepapa - who obviously shares the role of caring for their children.
This balloon is an advertisement for Hendrick's gin. Balloonists are often given a glass of champagne to celebrate their flight. These balloonists were offered gin at dawn.
We had an absolutely delightful morning (despite being briefly rained on). For those of you who have got to the end of yet another photo heavy post - thank you.
This afternoon I am to have the first of my Covid vaccination shots (hopefully without any adverse reactions.
Stay safe, stay well and I hope your week is filled with joy.