A Balloon & Bumble Bees


The 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta started today. Unfortunately, we had heavy rains on Friday, so there was a rare fog covering the valley on Saturday morning. Only a few test balloons got off before they cancelled the launch due to a persistence of fog and low hanging clouds. I went out to the river and came across a group of paddlers waiting for the balloons to launch. There were other groups of paddlers on the river. The clouds cleared by 10:00 am, and the bumble bees were flying around in the cosmos. I decided the bumble bees were a nice stand-in for the balloons.

The Canon balloon few over. It was the only balloon I saw.
Sun trying to cut through the fog.
Paddlers floating down the river.
Waiting for the balloons.

13 thoughts on “A Balloon & Bumble Bees

  1. I enjoyed seeing the paddlers on the river as well as the bees. Maybe tomorrow you’ll get balloons in the river. πŸ™‚ Visitors may not have been especially happy about all the rain yesterday and fog today, but my plants loved the rain. On Monday I’m meeting for lunch a distant relative who came specifically for the Balloon Fiesta. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m reading posts backwards, so I know there was a glorious ballon day ahead. You’re right! The bumble bees are wonderful stand ins!

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