Gone with the Wind

One of the things I love about staying in the Phoenix valley are the views.  The Arizona desert provides a unique beauty especially in the spring when she’s in bloom.  The desert sunrises and sunsets are some of the best I’ve ever witnessed.  That said, since I’ve traveled a lot I’ve seen my fair share of spectacular sunrises and sunsets but none better than in Arizona.hot air balloon ArizonaAnd then every now and then I happen to be in the right place at the right time to see the sky filled with colorful hot air balloons.  Just when I think the view couldn’t get any better….. it gets better!photographyThe moment doesn’t last long as the winds carry off the people filled baskets high above the desert landscape.hot air balloonsEach morning and evening I’ll search the skies never knowing exactly where I might spot these colorful balloons or even if I’ll spot any at all.hot air balloons

The moment is usually fleeting….. ephemeral you might say.hot air balloonsThus, I keep the camera at the ready.Hot air balloonsIt’s a fantastic sight that I never seem to tire of. hot air balloons

One minute the sky is filled with balloons and the next they are gone with the wind.hot air balloons

This post is in response to the WordPress photo challenge – ephemeral

Fodor’s Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)