17 hours ago
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Hello friends! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and this morning on the way to The Farm, Clover and I had our first hot air balloon sighting of the season!
During the warmer months, it’s not uncommon to see hot air balloons flying over the Sonoma County wine country, in fact it’s kind of a thing around here, and the route we take to Clover’s pre-school just happens to pass right through an area where they can often be spotted in the morning hours.
I love the fun and excitement it adds to our little drive when we do spot one (sometimes several!) and Clover becomes so overjoyed each and every time. It never gets old. They’re so whimsical and seeing those candy colors floating against a clear blue sky is sure to brighten any day.
Not only was this morning’s sighting special because it had been months since we’d glimpsed one, but it seems our timing was just perfect because as I saw it heading toward us, I remembered that my little point and shoot was in my bag and proceeded to pull over to try to get a good shot.
Much to our delight, it flew straight over our heads! It was at a fairly low altitude too, such a fun way to start off a lovely spring day :)
Ok, now comes the part where I profusely apologize for all the blog neglect lately. I know this is not the post you were expecting. That one is coming soon, I promise!
This bloggity slump of mine has continued longer than I'd hoped... BUT, the good news is that with all this cheerful sunshine we've starting get around here, along with the warmth on my skin, I'm feeling the inspiration sinking back into my bones and I'm finally feeling excited about blogging again! Fair-weather blogger?... Yup, I suppose that's me ;)
Thanks so much for sticking with me you guys, and for all the really sweet and touching comments on my previous post. I was truly moved by so many of them. This community means a lot to me, it does. So, big hugs to all who read and find some joy in this little head space of mine, I do love sharing it with you :)