Sunday, October 18, 2009
Blues in a Balloon...
All of this talk of "Balloon Boy" and his
irresponsible parents has brought back a fond
memory from a few of years back.
It is much happier than the aforementioned
alleged activities by the family from Colorado.
Living in Lancaster County it is not uncommon
to see hot air balloons giving tourists a unique
and beautiful view of the farmland and small villages
that dot the landscape in our neck of the woods.
One would think then, that seeing one land would
be fairly common, as well. However, that has
not been our experience as we live on a tree lined
street with a fenced field across the street.
So, imagine our surprise one day as we looked
out to see this balloon landing in the fenced in
pasture. Apparently they came down a bit sooner
than they had intended.
Before we knew it the entire neighborhood was engaged
in assisting them to lift the basket over the electric
fence, usually intended for keeping dairy cattle inside.
Note the colorful accents on this balloon.
I do believe I see a very charming shade of blue
there. This is just perfect for a Blue Monday Post.
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