Wednesday, July 15, 2009

UP..UP..AND AWAY? NAHHHH, DOWN!

OH LADIES- Thanks for the comments on the apple pie filling, acutally it was easy just time consuming...and Huhoney picked the rest of the apples...another bucket full...enough to make another batch! The neighbors will be getting a surprise on their porch! LOL

Several times a month while driving the 12 minutes to work 5.5 miles from home I catch a glimpse of a hot air balloon air bound! I tried actually to go on an adventurous balloon ride with Huhoney for his BD several years ago, but because of the winds, our surprise BD balloon ride was cancelled. I was so disappointed because

I even wrote a poem for him with the intent that he wouldn’t know what his BD surprise was until we arrived at the site to RIDE! (sigh) and so every time I see this balloon flying high in the sky over our sweet little town, I envy the people that are in the basket…and wish it were me and Huhoney. Someday, when I get the extra cash…I am going to surprise him…





I hear that you are at the mercy of the winds while floating lazily above. These balloons land where ever they can. Luckily the road where it landed closed 2 months ago for reconstruction! It just happens to be the road I take every day. Yes…I was taking pictures while I was driving…I know…shame shame shame..but you wouldn’t have gotten to see this amazing BALLOON!

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY (my contribution to Wednesday's poetry!)and I did it all in "W's"!

What would wonderful Wanda willingly whistle when wandering with willows willfully watching wherever we went? Well….whistling when wandering will wilt Wanda, would we willing watch? Well would we welcome Wanda’s whistle? Would watermelon, wafers, waffles wet Wanda’s whistle? When Wanda’s Warble woefully waged whistling wars, Wanda would waltz with Walter where waterfalls weathered wonderful winged Wallabies. What wondering words would welcome Wanda’s woe's?
AND THAT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT FOR WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!

HUGs Wanda, I hope you didn't take this personally, I just thought you name went well with Wordless Wednesday LOL hugs....

12 comments:

Eileen said...

Your poem was adorable! Your pictures were amazing! (Only next time don't risk life and limb for us!)
I hope your dream comes true and you get to ride in your balloon (if you still want to after seeing it land on the road!)!

Great post!
I enjoyed it!

Diana said...

I loved your W poem Linda, very creative! Every tear here in August, we have balloon fest. There are around fifty or so hot air balloons. It's lasts two days and they have a balloon glow at night. Merchandise and food vendors too. It's really neat to see them all go up. It's just so terribly hot at the time of the fest. We've gone twice but I don't care for all of that heat. They also have balloon rides as well. I hope you get to go someday. You could get some really great photos I'll bet!

Wanda said...

Wonderful words written wittingly wicked...were we wishing wise writer well...Wanda won't weep...will waltz with wind...
Wanda Windbag

Barb said...

Goodness - I can't best Wanda! Won't even try...
I got my husband a hot air balloon ride long ago for his b-day. Unfortunately (for me) he thought it would be great if I and youngest daughter went along. I was wishing all night that the weather wouldn't cooperate. It did and the ride was glorious. Would I do it again - maybe not!

Blessings each day said...

Wow...how did you ever put so many Ws together???!!!

I went on a hot air balloon ride (in Phoenix, AZ) with my late beloved Mario as a surprise for his birthday and he loved it and so did I...we landed sideways, not upright! In fact, that's what I was hoping for!

Still pining after your apples! sigh...wish the villagers in our village weren't so far away.

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Terrie said...

Well Lulu, BrenT and I did experience a baloon ride over your lovely little town about 12-15 years ago. It was an awesome experience and one, that if I had the money, would do it again and again. For us that time, the ride was free because a gal that worked at the bank owned a balooning company and she took us up after I did some training with her there.
Love ya
Terrie

Wanda said...

Hi Linda...just came back to make sure my w's were ok and taken in fun...:) How did you ever think to do such a thing...it was fun like adding to Teresa's poem...We village women must not have enough to do! :)
I love to see hot air balloons, but too chicken to go up in one!Enjoyed you post...
Wanda

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

:o( Where is your 1000 words in idioms? I came here to see it as you left a link at Jientje's site... and I don't see it here.

Oh well, have a great day anyway.

Scriptor Senex said...

Wow - what wonderful words with W were wrapped when we wisited! OK, so I cheat...

Jackie said...

Hi Linda... I popped over from Marcy's (Blessings) blog...
You have a great site here....and some followers that are favorites of mine. I hope you don't mind my following you. I enjoy bloggin very much. I send you a smile...
(So much alliteration with Wanda...but you couldn't have picked a better 'sport'....my blogging friends mean much to me!
Jackie

Jackie said...

Being in a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun...to most people!! I am a chicken....hear me cluck....but it does sound peaceful to be up there...in the quiet. I enjoy your blog very much.
Smiles,
Jackie

Duchess of Tea said...

Nice poem, lovely blog, I will return. I joined as a follower, please visit my cottage and join my followers too.
Duchess xx