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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a living, moving art quilt!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Let’s float away in a beautiful balloon…it’s that time of year again–Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!
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These pictures were taken Saturday morning, 10/4/08; a cloudy, hazy morning with beautiful
balloons filling the sky against the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains.

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With almost 700 balloons from all over the world participating, the next 9 days are sure to be fun and inspiration filled.

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The weather report (so far) is not promising for tomorrow, but I am hopeful that a couple days this coming week will provide better lighting and bluer skies.

If you’ve never experienced Balloon Fiesta, I can only say that for me it’s a glorious treat for the senses.  It’s a delightful dance of patchwork, color and graceful movement.  Beautiful balloons hanging like jewels in the sky offering a grand and artful silence punctuated by blasts from the propane burners.