Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday


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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a helium balloon. It had escaped from the arm of a child at the Downtown Aquarium. It is a sea horse balloon. If you click on the photo you can see the larger version of it and you can see the balloon more clearly. What I loved about this photo is the beautiful colors of the sky and the clouds. This photo, like it's predecessor last week was taken from atop the Ferris Wheel. As it turns out, one can get some great shots sitting above a city like Houston, Texas. I loved it. My 10 year old sister, however was not as thrilled as myself to be so far up. She did not need Colonix, for she could have had a natural colon cleanse up there in the sky! *LOL*

Looking at the Sky on Friday Participants

1. Jim
2. Ralph
3. kden
4. Beth & Cory's Mom
5. Arlene, Philippines
6. Linda
7. Amazing Gracie
8. Terri - teelgee
9. Liza
11. NicoleB Hungary
12. mymy
13. southbrowneyes
14. Thumbelina - UK
15. Ladynred
16. Tammy
17. Dianne
18. it's a blog eat blog world
19. Sue@Stay At Home Mom
20. Cathy
21. Happily Retired Gal
22. JennJilks, Muskoka, Can
23. Misty Dawn
24. Misty's Words

24 comments, add yours here:

Jim said...

Hi Trish, Happy SkyLooking!

there's a child crying somewhere on the ground
'seems for every blowup bird in the sky
daddy won't you please buy me a new one
I'll hang on tight and won't git down and cry

Ralph said...

The ferris wheel offers stunning views - of the earth below. It may offer a scare to look down, But the view of things in the sky is more immediate ad more clear up here than on the ground!

kden said...

Ah, poor little sea horse ;-( I'm with your sister, don't particularly care for Ferris wheels.

Mo said...

I thought you were doing a promo for pixar's new movie 'up' !
Happy Friday

Anna said...

I was wondering what that was. It's so sad when a kid loses his balloon and just has to watch it float away. Lucky balloon, though. :)

Arlene said...

It's a plane! It's a plane! hehehe Yeah i know it's a ballon! So so far away. I wonder how it feels to ride that.

I got smoggy skies this week and even though smoggy hope you will come by and the stories that goes with it.

Happy week-end everyone!

Linda said...

I was always scared of going on the ferris wheel as I had some ridiculous notion that if I sat back in the seat, it would flip over! I had no problems with rollercoasters but ferris wheels - nope, no thank you, ut-uh!

My shot this week was taken from a rather high elevation but definitely not from the top of a ferris wheel!

Amazing Gracie said...

That's a totally cool shot! Makes you wonder what the birds think when that floats by!

Terri said...

Oh that's funny! Floating seahorse. Great idea to take photos up on the ferris wheel!

liza said...

First i thought it was a bird, haha. Happy sky watching!

Tina said...

haha i did think it was a bird at first!

Stine said...

I haven't been on a Ferris wheel since I was at a fair as a kid, and had to forcibly hold on to my little sister to keep her from jumping out of one of the rides. That cured me for life...
I don't mind great views - from fixed installations!

Nicole said...

The balloon makes a cool contrast with the clouds.
Lovely shot!

Thumbelina said...

Lovely shot. I hope the kid got another. My experience is that if a helium balloon leaves a child and is way up there, there will be tears until it is retrieved or replaced!

I played this week and on the other one in the post below it. ;0)

Ladynred said...

Wow! I want ti be in there! Great shot.

Tammy said...

I wouldn't have had a clue what that was unless you told me. I wanna a balloon now too! ;o)

Dianne said...

The seahorse can fly!!

Sue said...

That is cool. I clicked to see the bigger image, and I can really see the seahorse up close.

Patois said...

Dang thing looks massive!

storyteller said...

Definitely a uniquely 'kewl' capture ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE the ferris wheel, but, I'm not afraid of heights at all either. You're right - there are pretty colors in the sky.

Mama Zen said...

What a cool picture!

john said...

is it a bird? is it a plane? no, its a flying seahorse...I had no idea what it was until i made it bigger.

as for ferris wheels, someone had to let go to take the picture....I can I assure you, that it wouldnt be

Desert Songbird said...

A seahorse balloon? Cool!