Our local sky has been lit with the graceful presence of hot air balloons this week as part of the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.
There were 41 total balloons in the championship and all were located at a local college campus not far from our house.
A friend took this close up picture and the one of the "Balloon Glow." We were able to hear and see some of the nightly fireworks from our house.
It has been so exciting to see these massive colorful balloons float about the sky overhead.
But, Sunday morning we got an up close view from our front lawn. They were flying right over our house so closely that I was able to see the face of some of the flyers and watch them pull the levers to steer.
We counted 34 in all.
Peaceful beauty in the skies of Northwest Louisiana!