I love photography and unfortunately sometimes life and all its demands create an imbalance and I do not get to spend enough time on personal projects. So last week, I actively looked for photography opportunities in the area.
I saw that the Longmont Rhythm on the River was happening and they had a Hot Air Balloon launch scheduled for 6:30am. Well, I did not awake immediately to my 5:45 am alarm and found myself lying in bed at 6:15 contemplating whether I should get up for “one stinking balloon”. However, I looked outside and saw some wonderful clouds so I decided to throw on some shorts (appreciated by many) and head on out. I did make it down shortly after 6:30 and I am sure glad I did.
Upon my arrival, there were at least eight balloons in various stages of being inflated in a very small area. I spent most of my time following two balloons that were touching each other on the ground as well as when they headed off.
As I followed those two balloons, a small girl next to me said, “Hey, Mom those balloons are kissing”.
What a perfect way to start a day – with a kiss.