Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The smoke is clogging my brain...

...and I can't think of a title for this post. 

I took these pictures at sunset last night.



The smoke from the wildfires down south is still floating this way.
 


The light is great; the smell and taste, not so much.



I'm hoping to have some crystal clear pictures for you tomorrow, though –
taken high above Albuquerque, from a hot-air balloon. Yeah, I'm kind of excited.

23 comments:

  1. Dave Gibbons5/30/12, 5:00 AM

    A couple of inches of wicker basket and then a few thousand feet of air beneath your feet.... Yes that sounds like you should be excited. Actually, I've always wanted to do it too. I hope you have a great flight.

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  2. Hope you have a great flight!

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  3. Oh my goodness these pics need no words or title........absolutely wonderful !!! enjoy your balloon ride....I do every time.....cant wait to go again!!
    ~~Rain

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  4. That should be fun. Can't wait to see the pictures. There seems to be smoke everywhere in the southwest.

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  5. I remember that smell. When there was a fire in the Santa Cruz mountains a couple of years ago, it was blowing up to our area. Long after the flames were out, I had to wash clothing before wearing it because the smoke had gotten into our drawers. We were 50 miles away. I hope it ends soon--for all of your sakes.

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  6. Oh, my, that's my dream! Have a wonderful time!
    Your smoke has been visiting us, too. The other night I woke up and smelled the acrid odor of burning wood. It was so strong I got up to make sure there weren't flames in the distance. But, it was all from the NM fire. Yikes!

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  7. You'll love it! It's so peaceful, just floating around up there. It would be really cool to go over your ranch!

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  8. I disagree ... those are wonderful pictures and that first one with Hank ... looks like a really good oil painting! Have fun in the balloon!! Hugs from Marcia in CO

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  9. Lovely photos, especially the one of Smooch.

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  10. Awesome! Will it be your first balloon ride?? If so, you're gonna LOVE IT!

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  11. I love the light behind Smooch's ears :)

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  12. And my wife thought I was in my second childhood! Hot air balloons? I always wanted to try that. Stay safe, and don't drop the camera. I am looking forward to the pictures.

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  13. Heard on the news this morning that is the largest wildfire in NM history and it is at zero containment. Hope they get a handle on it soon. It makes for fantastic pictures but not good for health. Take care. Have fun in the hot air balloon.

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  14. Hope your day away from the stinky and lunch choking smoke was a good one. Oma Linda

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  15. Hank's mane is so pretty in his sunset shot. Smooch looks like she might want to go back to the house. Dang those fires. Hope they're out soon.

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  16. They are beautiful images, but yuck. I'm so excited for your hot air balloon trip! Dress warmly, I'm told it gets a bit nippy up there.

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  17. Beautiful ! and maybe the best photo of Hank EVER !!

    Hope you're loving your flight !!

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  18. I am so excited to hear about your flight! Have fun!

    BTW, great photos. Sorry about the smoke and wildfires.

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  19. Oh, I have ALWAYS wanted to go up in a hot air balloon !! The pictures are so gorgeous, thanks for sharing with all of us out here :) Jeanne from SC

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  20. I am so jealous...Enjoy the ride...Are you going to be in the balloon on Avaitor?

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  21. I saw Denise's FB check-in this morning...I bet your ride was absolutely AMAZING!!!


    Pretty pictures...and the title (and first line) of your post made me laugh. :-)

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  22. Post title? "Sunset with Critters"

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