So many images came to mind when I looked at this week’s WPC. But could I find a delicate feather, a frothy dandelion clock, a spider’s silken web, ethereal mist, a tissue-like poppy, gossamery seeds blowing in the wind, a downy duckling, featherweight sycamore helicopters swirling in the breeze or a light as a feather sponge-cake? No, or rather, none that haven’t been published before. Even the cake.

AIR colour popping

So I decided on this hot-air balloon which I used to see silently floating overhead on the still, hot, late summer evenings in Surrey. I would hear the roar of the burners through our open windows, as the balloon filled with hot air, and then rush outside to see it as it drifted upwards over the neighbouring houses.

This was captured in nearby Petworth Park, West Sussex when the balloon was practically at eye-level.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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    1. Funnily enough we have only ever been inside the kitchens at the house, at Christmas one year I think. We kept saying we must go inside, but always prefer to wander the grounds and the park. Now it is a bit too far away!

  1. Well done, and I love the colour popping! It’s a tough challenge and I can’t think of anything so I’ll probably have to put up something predictable. Happy Sunday honey 🙂

    1. It is a tough one, but maybe some of the things I mentioned help? I was waiting for your post to see what it was this week as they never appear in my Reader any more 😉

  2. This reminds me that we hardly even see hot air balloons near the house now. They used to set off from a nearby park, on still summer evenings, but perhaps rules have changed and they are not allowed to now.
    It’s a great photo for the challenge.

  3. Perfect choice for the challenge Jude, although hot air balloons scare me, so you wouldn’t catch me in one. But I do like to watch them like you 🙂

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