Friday, September 15, 2006

Lookin' Up

posting early :)


PS Hunt
Grab the Photo Hunt code.
Join the blogroll. Visit participants.


This week is LOOKIN' UP. Next week is EYES.

LOOKIN' UP=
When I went to Cairnes Australia, I decided that I'd overcome my fears and take a hot air baloon adventure. This picture is what I saw lookin' up as they heated the air for takeoff. It was HOT!


And this is what I saw when I stopped looking down at the ground we had left behind and looked up. :)


Links to other photo scavenger hunters:




Tags: ,

44 comments:

SunshineBlues said...

Very pretty. I have always wanted to do this. Was it as awesome as it seems? Really nice! Mine is up. Have a wonderful weekend!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Very pretty air balloon. Wow! that is quite high to look up too.
Mine is up too. Have a look.

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Wow, that really got me tempted to go up in one some day... It seems to be such a wonderful experience.
But it's the landing that scares me off a bit.

Pass The Torch said...

Love it! I've seen that view up before, but not the one out;) Amazing!

Kelly

Karen said...

I never thought about it being hot, but I guess it is called a hot air balloon. Great photos.

My photo is up too.

TNChick said...

I thought I was at Guppyman's! hehe
I love hot air ballons, they are cool.

Expat Traveler said...

now that's something I want to do! Great looking up. I love it! mines up.

Pamela said...

What a breathtaking pic of the hot air balloon...even the background haze is so lovely! Nice!

Red said...

I am fascinated by hot-air balloons (got loads of prints of them around the house) and I was just telling Husband the other day that he should take me on a ride. He said he'd pay for it but I'd have to do it on my own. Nice, isn't it?!

Viamarie said...

Absolutely great choice.

Mine is up now.

ZootsMom said...

I'ld love to do that...Terrified of heights myself....Great pictures

Gattina said...

Very special picture, the fire in the baloon ! I wish I could do that once in my life !

Wystful1 said...

Hubby and I had a champagne ride on our 25th anniversary. All I remember was how cold it was! Dang it was cold. LOL

Beautiful pictures.

Mine's posted

Mama Duck said...

That's beautiful, Carmen!! Happy Saturday - we're up as well now!!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I've always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon! Very pretty!

Mine's up!

Deb said...

That's something I've always dreamed of doing. It looks like so much fun :)
Great pics!
Have a good weekend...my PH is up, too.

Janet said...

excellent lookin' up picture!!! So beautiful...

Laura ~VitaminSea said...

I would LOVE to see Australia. That must have been an awesome trip. Great Shots!

TC said...

Very cool! I love the one inside the balloon!

girl said...

That's cool! I jhaven't ever seen a balloon like that upclose!

Caroline said...

WOW! I have always wanted to take a ride in a hot air balloon.

Mine is up.

amanda said...

I like the colors in the first photo, and I also like the reflection of the light on the hot air--really nifty.

oh, and congrats to you for jumping in their and overcoming a fear by facing it head on!! kudos to you!

my psh photo is up too. :)

Goofy Girl said...

Wow thats really cool!!

Just Expressing Myself said...

Reminds me of those old movies - looks very romantical.
Have a great week,
Frances

Lynn said...

That is amazing!
I have never done that before.

Kelley said...

Good for you for doing something scary! What a payoff, though, for facing your fears -- beautiful view!

Sherri said...

Very neat! I've always wanted to do a hot-air balloon ride! You've been to some pretty amazing places:)

Also - about your previous post...it's been raining here for days too so I relate!

Zeus said...

What terrific photos for the topic! I love how the balloon has a kangaroo crossing sign - classic.

You really are inspirational, Carmen, with all of your travels. You show how much there is to see and do in this great, big world of ours.

GoofyJ said...

Awesome! I have always wanted to go up in a balloon, but have yet to have the oportunity! :) Great photos. Mine's up

Vicki said...

What a cool picture! I think a hot air balloon ride would be so fun. Glad you were able to experience it.

Denise said...

What an awesome photo!!!

Faerylandmom said...

Amazing! I'm so jealous! There's a huge balloon festival every year where I live, and have I gone yet? No! Next year...you've inspired me!

Mine's up too. :o)

barman said...

I watch the lift off of a hot air ballon race every year as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. I have seen something simular to the fist picture as they fire up the burners filling the ballon and causing it to lift up and soon off the ground. I have never been up in one. I would be scared to death but that would be fun if I could over come the fear. Very nice hunt entry.

Anthony said...

January 9, 1793 ~ the first flight of a balloon in North America occured in Philadelphia and was piloted by Jean-Pierre Blanchard. It landed in Deptford, close to where I live.

One of these days, I'll get up in one. So far, I've only been inside the partially-inflated balloon while it was laying on the ground. The pilots were nice enough to let me lean in. Makes for some cool color photos.

FrogLegs said...

I think.. you are brave. Yup-- cause I would be crying like a baby once I couldn't touch the ground by just hopping out. LOL! It is gorgeous though!

Julie said...

Great pics! I have vowed that despite my fear of heights, I too will go up in a hot air balloon someday. :o)

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous of this experience you have had. I have a goal of riding in a hot air balloon someday....hopefully for my 40th birthday.
www.happysahm.blogspot.com

Melli said...

Ohhhh you lucky girl! I've always wanted to DO that! Someday! Yes indeed! (is it cheaper in Australia?)

Irish Church Lady :) said...

This is on my list of things to do before I die. I may have to go with my friends though because hubby is afraid of heights!

I've heard it is hot if you go during warm weather. Probably fall would be great when the leaves are turning.

Teena said...

I'd like to try this someday.

Mine's up :)

...my 2 cents said...

Cool pictures! That looks like great fun! I have always wanted to go up in an air balloon!!

BabyMakes3 said...

i'm so jealous! i would love to go in a hot air balloon ride. in australia.

The Foo said...

Awesome! I would love to ride one of those sometime.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

What a great view, but I'm not sure I could be as brave as you were. You're right...I bet it was hot, because that picture looks awfully steamy to me.