For some reason, we've seen very few hot air balloons this summer. Usually we see several most warm, balmy evenings and they fly quite close overhead. Sometimes we see them in the early mornings too.
But this balloon is only the second one I can remember seeing all summer. Truly odd. I don't know if the exceptionally hot, dry weather affected their ability to fly the balloons here, or if they've moved their operations elsewhere, or if something else has changed. I miss seeing them soar by on their way down the beautiful valley, and hearing the telltale thump-whoosh of the heaters warming up the air for the balloons. I hope they're back next summer.