Orbs Await Hot Air Balloonists


In yesterday’s post we saw a tree photographed by Therese Beavers that had an eagle’s nest. Those orbs may have been protective of the nest.

The tree in the above and below photos is a very different tree.

This tree is a party tree. People come from miles around and across the ocean to gather here in the dark to share food and tell stories. It took me two and a half hours to reach the tree this morning.

When you’re in one of the first two cars of people to arrive, you wonder, will anyone else show up?

Yes! It’s a party after all, the hot air balloonists have arrived, including those who live on the other side of the Atlantic.

The crew who won’t be staying for the party get to work immediately setting up their balloon.

Ballooning is really about fellowship and there is work of a different kind to be done. We certainly do seem to have the orbs attention.

First, while we determine which way the wind is blowing and if it’s a good day for flying, we establish a home base.

Then we can focus on actually putting a balloon up into the sky.

One of my favorite photographic moments in hot air ballooning.

An orb of a different color ascends into the sky.

Thanks to Dan, Lorrie, and Julia Ewer of Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides for organizing our holiday balloon rally in Marana, Arizona.

We had an orbs delightful time!

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memories as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs/


About orbphotog

Born in the West, I studied photography and painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before being drawn back home to the open skies of western living. My camera is always close at hand to capture changing light and to record what catches my eye. However, it is my recent discovery of being able to see orbs through the medium of digital photography that has sparked my passion for photographing the night. All photographs in this blog are copyrighted by me. Occasional photos by guests are copyrighted by the photographer. Please contact if you would like to order prints.

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