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Dawn in Temecula_Before Launch
Two hours’ drive north of Mexico. Pre dawn: It’s as hot as noon.

Leviathan, resting

Leviathan, resting

The sky is waiting for us. And fire.
Balloon_Fire

A hot air balloon is nothing like a plane…you just ascend. There is no wrench to leave the earth, no busting engine thrust–you just rise, like a thought.

Nodding to the Neighbors

Nodding to the Neighbors

On The Move

On The Move

For 20 seconds, the gas roars like a multitude of lions. When it stops there are no sounds at all.

What Keeps Us Up

What Keeps Us Up

Our world is a basket; our world is the world.

2,000 feet

2,000 feet

Together

Together

Like all visitors from space, we have become a mystery descending to the planet.
Balloon_The Earthlings Return

This is us, excellent.
Balloon_Ride_WEB-2366

6 comments

  1. Most of my own thoughts don’t “rise” so much as…. I dunno…. *ricochet*? Something like that.

    A balloon ride over southern Southern Cal might just be the tonic.

    That is some mesmerizing photography.

    I’m going w. y’all next time. It’s a done deal.

    Like

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