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7/18/11

up, up, and away

there are exactly 3 things that have moved me beyond words in my life. 
you know the feeling when at that very moment you feel altered in some wonderful way...where something just did something to you...your soul feels a tad bit lighter...and that's as eloquent as you can describe it?

my first was seeing andy warhol's silver cloud room in pittsburgh...it made me lay on the ground and never want to get back up. the second is the wind turbines along interstate 70 in indiana. i hold my breath for each one.
the third happened saturday when my boys took me to see air balloons.

there's a festival each year outside of dayton where dozens of hot air balloons launch and compete.
we got there a few hours early to hula hoop and hunt down cotton candy and feel all nervous by the lack of hot air balloons. truly, not a one to be seen.
but then the sun started to set and before we knew it the sky was filled with baskets and the loveliest colors just floating away and becoming hazy little polka dots.

it was a real sight...i've never seen so many air balloons that closely before.
 and my goodness, did it do something to me.

i think this calls for some louis armstrong...


louis armstrong- la vie en rose
if i could tether one of andy's silver clouds and take it on an air balloon trip to indiana to see the wind turbines i might spontaneously combust.
<3
i hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
happy monday.

28 comments:

  1. love, love, love that top photograph

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  2. These are so gorgeous! What a fun festival, I would love to sit and watch hot air balloons all afternoon! I know I've said this before, but I just love your photographs :) You capture so much joy!

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  3. What an awesome post!! I love it!!

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  4. What an absolute blast. Your pictures always make me feel so relaxed and content :)

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  5. Per usual, you captured the moments. Your title picture is ridiculously profound. It really makes me wish I was there.

    I hope your summer is going along swimmingly (and swimming, cause it's been way too hot).

    <3 Levi

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  6. i love the sound of a hot air balloon being blown up.:)) sounds like an awesome day

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  7. Your photos of this are so beautiful! I wish I had been there. No... I wish I was in one of the air balloons. No... I wish I owned my own air balloon!

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  8. beautiful photos, this looks breathtaking!

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  9. I would love more than anything to see this some day. I love hot air balloons so much!!! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos!

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  10. This looks amazing! I wanna live in Ohio!

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  11. How delightful! Thanks for sharing your amazing life :)

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  12. Oh, Max's face painting job is a piece of artwork! Happy Monday beautiful.

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  13. So beautiful (as usual). La Vie en Rose is "our song". Love it. There's always a need for Louis!

    p.s. I'm convinced that you must radiate the perfect light because you never have contrasty, harsh light in your photos. It's you, definitely!

    Kacie
    A Collection of Passions

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  14. Gorgeous photos, as usual. <3
    I adore hot air balloons. Ever since I was young, I've always said that I want to elope and have my marriage ceremony high in the sky in a hot air balloon.

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  15. I know exactly what you mean! I love things like that that make you feel like a kid again. Especially love the ice cream cone!

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  16. Lovely pictures! I've never seen a hot air balloon in person, but I want to.
    -FringeGirl

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  17. I love the first photo. It is so peaceful and calm.

    Great post.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  18. Sounds & Looks like the most beautiful day ever x

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  19. Wow, that looks quite amazing.

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  20. Ohh one of my greatest wishes is to ride in one of those! So beautiful against the plain blue sky. ♥ I wonder if Max had the same feeling that you did when you saw them.

    www.atypicaltaylor.blogspot.com

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  21. oh, the wind turbines. they do that to me, too.
    i am curious to try the other two things. the silver cloud room, i have never heard of. the balloons, i can imagine working just as you described. your pictures emote that, so imagine real life would be even more so.

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  22. LOVE this. while in utah, we tried to wake up really early for the balloon festival but clint was too sick... and then i later found out they didn't actually launch the balloons anyway because it was too windy. i was still devastated that i didn't get to go take photos of them though. living vicariously through these amazing pictures of yours.

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  23. My parents don't live far from this place so I grew up watching the hot air balloons in my backyard.

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  24. I knew it! I knew this blog would be fabulous! So lovely to see you there. The hula hooping looked awesome!

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  25. your photos are stunning.
    basically breathtaking.
    what type of camera do you use lady?

    oh and hot air balloons? obsessed.

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