Kip’s Comments 7-8-18

Ruby's Lily - Image 512226 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ample Color

Last night, after I had posted for the day, our family made a quick decision to go watch the Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival launch. We waited for more than an hour and nothing was happening. The pilots and teams were watching the sky and small balloons to determine the wind direction and speed. Then, without notice, all of the balloons were inflated. It was a fascinating process to watch from so close. The balloons were colorful against a blue sky and the process is so simple, yet must be done “just right.” Click on this link to view a quick video of the inflation process.   

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival – Inflating of Balloons 

Eventually we learned that the weather conditions were not conducive to a flight, so the balloons remained tethered to the ground. 

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival 2018:   

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival - Image 512179 (© Kip Ladage)

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival – Image 512179 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival - Image 512192 (© Kip Ladage)

Red Rock Lake Balloon Festival – Image 512192 (© Kip Ladage)

 

There was more color to enjoy here at home, all of it in Green Thumb Ruby’s flower bed.   

Blazing Star: 

Blazing Star - Image 512215 (© Kip Ladage)

Blazing Star – Image 512215 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ruby’s Lily:

Ruby's Lily - Image 512226 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby’s Lily – Image 512226 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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