Balloon Rodeo

ballonreflection0607I attended Steamboat’s Balloon Rodeo two years ago (they didn’t hold it last year because of fire concerns.  Colorado is in a drought and balloons have an open flame heating up the balloon)  The balloons performed a ‘touch and go’ where they launch drift over a pond or lake, touch the bottom of the basket to the surface of the water and lift off again.  This picture was taken after they had lifted off but they are close enough to still have a reflection of the balloon in the water at the center of the mandala.