More from the Balloon Fiesta
10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.....
And I know clouds are way overdone, but I have to share this picture I took of the couds over Elephant Butte on the way home. I am so in love with New Mexico skies!
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
I was planning to make a trip to the Four Corners area to take some photographs over the long weekend. Just north of Albuquerque, my van broke down: strange town, after dark, alone with seven kids. SCARY! My husband drove up the next day to fix things. Instead of the trip north, we stayed in Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta. It was a great family outing. Since we went at night, we saw the balloon glow. The kids liked the balloons, but I was more impressed with the sky.
Sleeping Giant State Park
What an afternoon......
Hope y'all enjoy!
Odds & Ends
Later in the day, there was a storm brewing; here's a couple of shots of the clouds, 2, 3.
I noticed this yesterday on the way over, so coming back home today I got what shots I could from the vehicle (no, I wasn't driving!) of the train derailment on I 55 from last week. Sorry I didn't get better shots of this; hard to do from the truck, though. Hope y'all enjoy!
On Any Given Evening......2
Inspired by surferguy these were taken near my front porch. Unfortunately no pier, but Highway 65. The clouds are leftovers from Hurricane Emily.
The first is the original exposure.
The second was adjusted with auto levels. Which do you like?
I have a little room if anyone would like to visit...the views are just ok, and I have plenty of Kraft dinner.
Flying around the valley
Here are a couple of ariels ofKalamalka Lake listed as one of the 10 most colorful lakes in the world, according to National Geographic.
This is the land bridge between two lakes,Kalamalka and Wood Lakes
This is where we like to launch our boat.
And here is an ariel of the house where I live.
And last the edge of the storm
Calm Before the Storm
REFLECTIONS OF FLOWERS
Just a few assorted
While sitting in traffic on the side of 91, we saw the impending doom.
Unfortunately, I only took about 7 pictures the entire weekend, and this was the only one worth posting.