Saturday, September 06, 2008

Wedding & Balloon Fest



This is the bride in wedding #2 and my bosses wife in the background. It was a church wedding, seven years after the couple was married in a less traditional ceremony. It was really nice and it meant a lot to her. I'm sorry I didn't get any photos of the bride and groom together.



Not 10 minutes ago I heard a familiar whooshing sound outside and took this picture from my porch. It's the annual balloon rally in our small town. I'm not sure all the technicalities but I think there are some contests and prizes for the balloonists, like landing closest to a target. The thing it is known for around here is called the Balloon Glow and all the balloons park in a large field and inflate their balloons after dark making different patterns. There is live music and concessions and a festive atmosphere. It so happens the university football team is playing across the parking lot, so it makes for a big traffic jam afterwards, as much as we can experience around here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great shot of the balloon!

Ginnie said...

We once watched 20+ hot-air balloons get blown up and launched while on vacation in the Pocono Mts., Susan. It was a wonder to behold. I'll never forget it. Donica has actually ridden in such a balloon (for a work retreat) but I have yet to experience it. That will be the day!!!

madretz said...

that balloon fest sounds cool, i've always wanted to see one, seems like something fun to photograph.