Last Tuesday was back-to-school day for TLA*. On that day we got up early for the first time in a long time, prepped her, and with remarkably little fuss got her sent out the door.
… only to have her banging on the door literally ten seconds later. Figuring we had forgotten something, Mrs. BA† and I opened the door, whereupon TLA said "Come see this!"
We went outside, and this is what we saw:
[Click to hotairinflatenate.]
I ran back inside to grab my camera, and there ya go. We get lots of hot air balloons around here — the view of the foothills and Rockies must be stunning from up there — but I’ve never had such a perfectly framed shot like this one before.
Sometimes I like to use pictures like this as an excuse to talk about science — adiabatic expansion would fit here, or perspective and distance — but you know what? I think this is fine pretty much as it is.
* The Little Astronomer, who’s not so little anymore.
† Decidedly not her real name, either.