7.06.2010

Hot Air Balloon Salute


Photos by Moi.

Yesterday I watched in amazement as over 25 hot air balloons danced in the sky. 
In Provo, Utah every year there is a celebration called Freedom Days around the 4th of July.  For three straight days about 25 hot-air balloons take off at about seven in the morning.  You can go early to see them inflate.  This was the first year I attended.  It was magical.  I ran around in awe with my little brother.  I think I was acting more excited than he was.  I am sure I embarrassed him.  But aren't they lovely?  

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55 comments:

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,my...HOW incredibly great these show,darling Rachael!!!-)*

These took my breath away and I can imagine you feelings!!!

Love,
***Violetta***

Cara said...

these are beautiful photos darling!

SogniSorrisi said...

These photos are just gorgeous. I am so afraid of heights...I could never go in a hot air balloon!

Jen in the Purple Pants said...

ooh gorgeous pictures!!! I'm so jealous of you, I've never actually seen a hot air balloon in real life!!! Don't worry I embarrass my little brother all the time!!!!
-- Jen

Kate said...

Yes, they're lovely. So majestic! I have never seen a hot air balloon in real life.

Kate x

melifaif said...

So fantastic. Lovely photos, my dear!

Diana Mieczan said...

So lovely and they give such a calm vibe....dont they? Its such a shame that I have a fear of heights...I wish I could try it one day!!!! That sounds like a perfect morning...I bet you will go again next year:)
I would:)
Happy Tuesday,sweetie
Kisses

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

great photos-
Such happy colors!

Kelly said...

What beautiful photos! The colors are so vibrant! When I was on tour with an orchestra one summer, my host family LOVED hot air balloons, they traveled all over the place to go to those exhibitions. It sounds amazing - glad you got to see it!

Yelena R. said...

So bright and colorful...love these pictures :)

Marcie said...

Beautiful Rachel! I love all the colors here. Look for your weekend photo this Friday.

xo Marcie

julianne. said...

these are soo beautifulll.
you take amazing pictures dollface.<3

Emma said...

i used to go see the balloons take off as a little girl with my grandma, i miss it! i'm definitely going next year!!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

love all the colors and excitement! I also really enjoy the idea of freedom in the form of hot air balloons (in addition to or instead of) fireworks!
absolutely lovely.

Wild and Precious said...

so awesome!! wish i could have been there too. would have loved to see that! beautiful.

have you ever been in one?

Sarah Ann said...

oh wow! what a great way to celebrate! I love it! And those pictures are just awesome!!

Couture said...

Beautiful pictures!

Tuesday said...

Absolutely brilliant photos!!! You did well capturing the awesomeness of the balloons, so lovin it :)

ALFIE said...

oh how i love hot air balloon shows!! so beautiful! gorgeous pictures!!

Michele Lee said...

Ooooh! Hot air balloons always excite me too and I'm sure your little brother didn't mind it. :) Thank you for sharing the lovely photos! I am jealous! :D

Becky said...

Gorgeous pictures! ♥

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Samantha said...

Sounds like so much fun! thanks for sharing!

naomemandeflores said...

Amazing colors! Great pics!

Blushingloves said...

You are a great photographer!!Have I told you???Hugs

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Sarah B said...

Wow...total stunningness!!

The Constant Complainer said...

That's pretty cool.

Michele Lee said...

By the way! I've tagged and awarded you on my blog....because I think you're awesome! :)

kerrie elaine said...

hi beautiful, even though these colorful balloons are beautiful, you still beat them by a mile. xoxo.

Moosette said...

Amazing photos! Love all of the colors! Must have been incredible in person!

Melanie said...

Gorgeous photos. I've never seen a hot air balloon in person... it's definitely something I need to do.

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C'est La Vie said...

hey i did a post on this today :)
i slept through my alarm and ended up seeing them all land, you got much better close ups than I was able!!

Ansa said...

They are gorgeous. xx

Molly said...

What a fun celebration! And your photos are ahhhh-mazing. Beautiful, beautiful.

Gracie said...

Wow! They are so amazing. Those photos are just so lovely. I've always wanted to go on one too but not sure I could handle the height.

I too think Eclipse is the best one so far. And I have always heard only good things about Toy Story 3.

Josie said...

These are CRAZY-gorgeous! And I'm always impressed by your photography talent... I'd love to go up in a hot-air balloon but would be terrified, I'm sure.
xo Josie
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Meant for a Moment Designs said...

up up up and away, GORGEOUS!

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lovedfromthestart said...

I love hot air balloons! Definitely magical.

Elizabeth said...

I was just talking to a friend of mine about a hot air balloon festival! I've always wanted to ride in one..one day :) Glad you had a good time

-Elizabeth
Style and the City

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous! I would have been running around like a little kid!

Lu Lu in Los Angeles said...

Those are beautiful pictures, what an amazing day!

Claire Kiefer said...

Omg Rachael! Those photos are amazing . . . the color! I can't believe it. Sounds like a freaking amazing day!

lara said...

Up...

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore all the bright, vibrant colours. So happy and cheerful, too. Hope you are having a nice day;-)

anonymous said...

OH i ADORE blue! Love the photos

mademoiselle g said...

amazing photos, girl
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Krystal said...

seriously great pictures!!!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

That's really cool. Since watching Wizard of Oz, I've wanted to ride in a hot air baloon :) But I think I'd chicken out if I actually had the opportunity, lol.

Chelsea said...

looks like a wonderful time.

Teresa said...

That must have been such a sight! I wonder how it is to be on one.

♥ Teresa ♥

Bron @ Baby Space said...

These balloon images are wonderful - nice one!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Love photos!

I saw a hot air balloon the other morning on the way to work. It was great! We used to see more of them when I was little, so it's fun to see them every now and then.

x Jasmine

Vanessa said...

These pics are gorgeous! We have a hot air balloon fest in my town every year and I love going. There are so many different colors and all so beautiful. I hope to one day ride on one!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh how phenomenal is that?!?! Just beautiful :)

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