Up, up, and away

Posted: January 11, 2021 in s, squares
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Although I often look down or out, today I’m looking up and joining Becky’s January Square Ups with a photo of a balloon I often see on my morning walks along the canal or in our neighborhood. I’d much rather be looking up at it than down from it, although I’m sure the views are spectacular. I just have a thing about heights.

for SquareUp 1.11.21

  1. restlessjo says:

    A lot of people have a thing about heights. I’ve got worse as I’ve got older but I’d still love to be up there…just once! 🙂 🙂

  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Ah, I love seeing balloons, but like you I hate heights.

  3. I’m with you! I’d rather be looking up at this. I did ride in one ONE TIME and the scenery was fabulous, but I don’t think I’d do it again!

  4. So interesting that such a simple image can be so beautiful. One thing with a solid background. 🙂

  5. What a handsome balloon, and I’m with you – I prefer looking up. 🙂

    • It’s funny that when looking for photos for this “Up” challenge I had a harder time than if it had been “Down.” I look for so many small things that are often on or near the ground or at eye level that “up” is a bit harder to find. 🙂

  6. Something I still want to do!

  7. ladysighs says:

    Up, up and away! The first thing many think of for this theme. Always a good choice. But I choose not to go up, up and away. At least not today.

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Cue The Fifth Dimension… “Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?” 🎶

  9. BeckyB says:

    oh this is gorgeous. I have a balloon one myself coming up in a week or so – no as fabulous as yours though. I am fortunate I don’t have a height issue and so have travelled in one, the views were amazing and it is so quiet most of the time

    • It must be amazing, Becky. Now that we’re in the Southwest, I’d sometime like to see the balloons in, I think, Santa Fe, or one of the places where they have a great gathering of balloons. I’ve seen photos and it’s beautiful!

      • BeckyB says:

        My balloon was one of about six and it was amazing, it must be incredible to be in a great gathering

      • I agree, but you’d certainly have to be in control of your balloon! 🙂

      • BeckyB says:

        You do . . although as i learnt when up in one they are unlikely to collide because they can only go as fast as the wind and so each, unless they find an unusual current, is going at the same speed and it is normally slow. The biggest risk is that one might fly up into another from underneath, but that also never seems to happen because balloonists are keeping an eye on everything around them and are in touch by radio.

        The other thing is there is no sound of the wind because you are going with the wind – really is quite extraordinary

  10. It’s pretty, but I’m with you I’d rather watch them from below than go up in one.

  11. I’ve always dreamed of riding in a hot air balloon. Someday…

  12. MythRider says:

    I’ve always wanted to ride in an air balloon, but I this fear I’ll get up high and learn that I’m afraid of heights. Then I’d be in a pickle.

  13. That is one beautiful photograph of a balloon in flight.
    It reminds me of the photographs my friend took at the Balloon Festival in New Mexico.
    After her description, I wanted to go so badly. With the way things are, I think travel is
    just a memory. LOVED this …
    Be Safe 😷 … Izzy 😎

    • I’d love to see that festival or one like it. We’re close enough now that once Covid’s over/lessened, we can think about going there. I’ve seen photos and it’s amazing!

      • I know, it’s on my bucket list. I would never ride in one. My fear of heights would paralyze me. But my friend said the size of colors are spectacular. She was a photographer(94 now) and has awesome photos. We can dream … 😍 😀 😎

  14. Resa says:

    Neat shot!
    I’m with you, I’d rather look up at it.

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