Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Up, up and away.

The past two mornings, whilst driving to work, I have been treated to the sight of cheerful, corpulent, multi-coloured balloons high above the valley floor. Gondolas brimming with visitors, envelopes swollen with hot air, they glide silently along until the ride is over and they alight at a predetermined destination or, in some unfortunate cases, in a vineyard on top of vines where they are really not welcome. I took this photograph on an early morning flight in a friend's Luscombe in June. We were careful not to get too close to the balloons. I love them, others do not...but what would the postcard printers and fridge magnet manufacturers do without them?

3 comments:

Thud said...

I see plenty of multi coloured corpulent balloons myself on the way to work...bloody scallies.

Vinogirl said...

Y'know...I haven't seen a Burberry, Adidas or argyle patterned hot air balloon thus far. Can I conclude that there are NO scallies in Napa?

The villager: said...

Looks wonderful !