Nov 10, 2007

Flexible


I was thinking of what to share for this week's Photo Hunt. It has to be flexible. I thought of rubber bands, my daughter's ballet shoes...I thought of posting spaghetti noodles. My husband recommended his map light in his car, it has a flexible body. Hmm, it doesn't sound interesting to me, haha.

I settled to our hot air balloon pictures no matter how much my hubby talked me out of it. He said these balloons expand but they are not flexible. :D It used to be that it's only me and my daughter decide what pictures to share. Now it has become a family affair. :D






These pictures were taken at the 11th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta early this year, held at Clark, Pampanga. Suddenly a song enters my mind as I post about this..."up, up and away, in my beautiful, beautiful balloon...". Was this from the Bridgette Jones's Diary soundtrack? Anyway, there's another balloon song when I was in college, 99 Luftballoons by Nena. I love this song back then.

One has to get out of his comfort zone and be flexible and try more adventurous undertakings like riding a hot air balloon. Now that strengthens these hot air balloons' connection with Flexible. :)

Check out other Photo Hunt Flexible participants here. I'll be going around PH participants later, Mommy duties beckon at this time. :)

46 comments:

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! Great photos and have a good weekend.

Chateau said...

Ang ganda naman ng balloons! And your storyline on being adventurous enough to take a balloon ride justifies the photos for the theme. ;)

Oh yes, a few minutes ago , i was just listening to that song by Nena. We both love 80s music, no?

Happy weekend!

tegdirb92 said...

wow, you made a wonderful choice--those are awesome shots!

crazy working mom said...

Looks like fun...but I'm so scared of those things.

Great choice for the theme.

Yenny said...

I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon! SOmeday..:) Beautiful photos too!
Mine is up here;
Photo Hunt:Flexible
Happy Weekend!

Lynn said...

KISSEDALOTATOADS, It was fun watching them balloons. Very colorful.

CHATS, Hello there! :) Haha, 80s yes. I like the German version of Red Balloons better.

TEGDIRB92, Thanks for the compliment.

CRAZY WORKING MOM, I don't think I can ride hot air balloons too.

YENNY, Go girl, ride one! And blog about it. :)

Le laquet said...

I loved riding in a hot air balloon - so peaceful and graceful. Lovely pictures :o)

Natalie said...

Those are awesome photos. I was able to ride in one once nearly 20 years ago...man that makes me feel old. Have a great weekend!

mharia said...

beautiful photos!
thanks for the visit! :)

eastcoastlife said...

Oooo.... colourful hot air balloons! I have not ridden in one but I would like to try it one day.

Happy weekend Lynn!

Amazing Gracie said...

Great photos! I'm not sure about a ride, though; but I do want to skydive!!

Wilson said...

What a great photo hunt you got here.... Mine is up too here...

http://wilstop.info/2007/11/10/photo-hunt-flexible/
http://boggos.blogspot.com/2007/11/photo-hunt-flexible.html
http://liferealities.blogspot.com/2007/11/photo-hunt-flexible.html

Hope you can visit my 3 sites and comment there... Have a nice weekend!...c",)

Lynn said...

LE LAQUET, That's great. I bet it's exciting! But I'll pass. :)

NATALIE, At least you tried it already.

MHARIA, Welcome! :)

ECL, I think you can ride one. You seem to be very adventurous.

AMAZING GRACIE, Skydive??? Lol. I'll pass that one up too.

Lynn said...

WILSON, You got so many sites. :) But I dropped by already. :)

Connie said...

Great idea. The baloon has to be flexible but you do too! Some landings are pleasantly plopped.

Take care,
Connie

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photos of the hot air balloons. So colourful. :) Flying in one must be an incredible experience.

I'm naturally flexible this week.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I agree with you: everything that expands must be flexible too. great shots!

Liza said...

Hi Lynn! Ang ganda, very colorful... Happy weekend :)

shiera said...

wonderful! hot air balloons - I wish I could ride on one of those!

Team Tabby said...

Up, up, and away - it must be lots of fun to ride in a hot air balloon. Great shots.

Moe & Mindy

A. said...

The balloon coun't expand if it weren't flexible, so you're absolutely right. Beautiful pictures. The song was 99 red balloons here:) I loved it too.

pat said...

Well, whether the balloons are flexible or not, the photos are certainly fabulous!

Happy Weekend.

Sue said...

Great choice for the theme! I am afraid of heights though so I could never ride in them :( Thanks so much for dropping by and have a terrific weekend :)

Olivia said...

Very neat, I love hot air balloons!

Nap Warden said...

What a wonderful event that must be! Great shots!

ellen b said...

What great balloons and I'm sure they are flexible! Happy hunting...

Expat Traveler said...

oh so lovely, and my favorite thing to see!

**"Liza"** said...

this is a great idea for the theme.it looks like fun too..happy HUNT!

Cheysuli said...

I tend to think that photo hunt is always about our creative interpretation of the theme--not whether the balloons the are expandable or flexible!

Nice photos and good take!

the teach said...

Lynn, beautiful shots! Yes and we have to be flexible in our lives and get out there and do things! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Talk..to..Grams said...

These are beautiful!! Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend. Now I have that song in my mind!!! Grams

Lorian said...

Great choice for this week's theme! I love seeing hot air balloons; they are so colorful! Have a wonderful weekend!

PowersTwinB said...

I have to laugh, our photo hunt has become a family affair also! lol...I love the photos of the hot air balloons! The couple of rides I had in them, thrilled me! Thanks for visiting my hunt today

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I can see that the fabric of balloons would have to be flexible to be able to be folded up and stored when the air is out of it, too. Great choice for today!

JC said...

I agree with you. Flexible has many meanings, so your shots work perfectly.

Ballons are a ton of fun, too.

jmb said...

Wonderful photos and they are flexible if we all say so and we do.
Have a great weekend

Valarie said...

Great photos! I don't think I am brave enough to ride in a hot air balloon.

Siani said...

You have to be a pretty flexible person to have the courage to take a balloon ride, LOL. Thanks for the visit, and have a great weekend!

Bengbeng said...

this sounds like an interestig event at clark

Jamflam said...

Oh...really pretty! I've never been in an hot air balloon! Something I should put on my list of things to do!

Lynn said...

CONNIE, One has to know some balancing act I guess.

DRAGONHEART, I love the colors too.

SNOOPYTHEGOON, I like your nickname, lol. And thank you for appreciating my pictures.

LIZA, They're big and beautiful.

SHIERA, If you have the courage, I guess you could ride one. :)

TEAM TABBY, I guess it's pretty exciting.

A., I like the German version better, 99 Luftballoons. :)

PAT, The balloons look great and very powerful.

SUE, I'm not afraid of heights but I don't think I can ride hot air balloons. :)

OLIVIA, I love looking at them too.

NAP WARDEN, It was a whole day affair and yes, we enjoyed the event.

ELLEN B, I guess so too. :)

EXPAT TRAVELER, Nice colors no?

LIZA, It was pretty enjoyable.

CHEYSULI, I have to agree on that.

THE TEACH, Thanks for appreciating my pictures.

GRAMS, We call that last song syndrome. :)

LORIAN, It's a great sight looking at all the balloons up in the sky. Very colorful.

POWERSTWINB, Haha, but that's what makes this Photo Hunt exciting too. :D

BARBARA H., That explanation's pretty good. :)

JC, They're fun and exciting.

JMB, Haha, yes, if we say so, then they are.

VALERIE, I hear you.

SIANI, One has to have enough adventurous streak to try hot air balloons.

BENGBENG, It was interesting coz they also have military aircrafts around.

JAMFLAM, I sense that you are an adventurous person. :)

shoppingmum said...

OMG, I dare not go up there. :P

But I like your photos. :)

LadyBanana said...

Would be amazing to go up in one of those - but I wouldn't have the nerve!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Lynn. Beautiful photos! I've never witnessed a launch of hot air balloons before. Must be an amazing experience.

Sabine said...

Wonderful shots! I'm glad your hubby couldn't talk you out of it LOL!
Happy Sunday!

Janet said...

definitely flexible, and great shots!

Thanks for visiting :-)