The joy of booking a balloon trip in the phoenix area is that you are almost 100% certain weather won't get in the way! And so it was with this Christmas Eve flight over the Queen Creek area. Conditions were perfect and the balloon, the newest in Arizona according to the pilot, proved to be very photogenic. Balloons overhead set all the dogs barking (apparently they don't like them) and chayotes running. Phoenix was in the grip of a really cold (for phoenix) spell so it rather fresh before sun up but as true Brits we coped. There really is something special about hot air ballooning- one of these days I might even tick the box of getting to the New Mexico festival in October.
I particularly love the cows and the huge shadows cast by the early morning sun.
Hope you are all enjoying a good start to 2015- can't believe a week has gone already.