Now that summer is almost over, I was reminiscing on this summer's Festival of Balloons. It's one of my favorite events, even if I have to get up at o'dark thirty. I always add event that to the online calendar as a get together for my photography group. We meet up in the field at 5am, hugging our cups of coffee, watching the balloons getting taken out of the vans and laid out carefully on the field. As soon as the first balloon goes up, it's a mad dash from one to another, watching them float gently up into the sky, with the morning sun coming up over the hill. By 7pm, all the balloons are up in the air, with the lucky riders waving down at the crowds.
My photo group then heads off to breakfast, for more coffee, lively conversation and of course, pancakes! My life would be incomplete without pancakes or waffles. Especially with real butter and real maple syrup, mmmm... but I digress.
I've had a wonderful summer. It's my favorite season of the year and the weather is spectacular for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.