Challenge in the summer breeze Balloons angle to not get caught


“Being forgiven is like having all the worst bits of yourself stuffed into a balloon and then having that balloon set free.”   Shannon Wiersbitzky, What Flowers Remember      


Changing your perspective on a subject often time helps to produce a more interesting story line. The three desperado balloons in the opening shot of this photo montage could have provided enough fodder for a story line to be generated.

Waiting patiently for circumstances to unfold and situations to develop is well worth your time as a photographer or a storyteller. The balloons were snuggling tightly in the bushes for a short time before the groundskeeper happened upon the scene. The rest as you can see is history!

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

8 Comments on Challenge in the summer breeze Balloons angle to not get caught

  1. Those balloons are so durable they deserve to be rescued!

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    • So true. The wind must have blown them far away from a car dealership or mall event. When they finally did land in the bushes the wind had died down a great deal. I am glad they were rescued. Thank you for writing. Enjoy the day. 🙂


  2. sweet story; great capture, Gerry.

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  3. Now this is a great montage of a story. Was it a bit of a wait, or right place at the right time? 🙂 Love the forgiveness quote. I’ve always loved the sight of balloons floating upwards in the air – something so carefree about that, drifting up, up and away aimlessly, onto the next adventure.

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    • There was a thirty minute wait. The balloons captured my attention. They were blown from one bush to another. This was their last rest stop. I noticed the man walking up the street and picking up debris and paper on the side of the road.

      I wondered if was going to pick up the balloons or leave them there. After a few minutes of cleaning paper and other dead leaves and branches from the area he picked up the balloons.

      The story line could have gone either way: (1) he ignores the terrible trio and continues on his way; or (2) he picks them up and takes them with him. Either way the photos would have spoken for themselves.

      Balloons are inspiring. They are adventurous, durable and ready for the next location as you said.

      Enjoy the day Mabel. Thanks for writing. 🙂


      • Terrible trio. What a way to describe those bunch of balloons 😀 Patience pays, and you certainly got a great story in photos there. To be honest, I don’t like it when balloons rub against me or get too close to my face – I’m afraid they will burst right in front of me and I don’t know how pleasant is that. But generally, I don’t mind them.

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      • I agree with you Mabel 100 per cent. Is there really such a thing as a “harmless balloon”? If they burst apart near your face the exploding plastic could bruise your skin or even damage your eyes. Who needs that. Balloons can be admired from afar but up close and personal no way. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Enjoy the day. 🙂

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