This Purple People Eater has eyes for you!
My husband and I are just back from a few days visiting family in Upstate New York.
Last Saturday my sister-in-law took us to Dansville to see the New York State Festival of Balloons. We were hoping to see the evening launch of the many balloons at the Dansville Airport - flat beside the runway and ready to be blown up. Unfortunately, the air was hazy and there was too much wind.
Don't be fooled by it's smile! It thinks you look very tasty!
However, a few of the balloon owners knew we'd be disappointed, so for our enjoyment filled their balloons with hot air, then tethered them securely so they'd remain close to the ground. The Purple People Eater was a crowd pleaser. (And you'll be glad to know the purple People Eater didn't eat a single person - that I saw, anyway!)
Heating the air to lift a balloon featuring a lady bug on a sunflower
This third photo was taken by my sister-in-law. I love the way she captured the flame heating the air inside another balloon, and also how she photographed workers as they pulled the balloon's basket upright.
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