Can’t Make This Up

5 Nov

Sometimes I get bored with just photographing the farm.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my farm, but sometimes I want to photograph something new or different.  There’s not much opportunity here, so when I saw a hot air balloon while I was on my way back from getting corn out of the corn pool, I hurried to get my camera before it was gone.


To my delight, it came closer!


I walked across the road into the harvested bean field to keep photographing it.  I saw Bob joined me.  I scolded him, but I figured he’d go back home with me too.


I went back to photographing the balloon.


Then I caught a flash of movement.  Bob did too.


The coyote didn’t even see us.


It was fascinated with watching the balloon.  How I wish I’d been thinking fast enough to get all three–the balloon, the cat, and the coyote–in my photo.


But the coyote was gone and the balloon moved on, scaring the cows across the hill.


You can’t make this up.

10 Responses to “Can’t Make This Up”

  1. brokenbarn at 7:29 pm #

    I saw it hauling corn at mom’s, but then it went behind a hill. Looks like it was farther away than I thought!

  2. I guess the coyote gets bored too

  3. Margaret at 9:38 pm #

    You were at the right place at the right time to see that balloon the good presence of mind to get your camera. It look like perfect weather for these great photographs and wonderful clear skies for the balloon

  4. jesh stg at 9:50 pm #

    Oh, you were right there – that’s probably the find of the year for you! I have yet to take a pic of an air balloon (should have been more watchful when we were living in Southern Calif.!) – fantastic captures:) Love the fourth one -so beautiful! Have a great weekend – oh before I forget, am glad for you the harvest is done!

  5. TexWisGirl at 7:02 am #

    bob sure saw that coyote, though! be safe out there, bob!

  6. Eileen Wise at 12:05 pm #

    Hello, love the hot air balloon. Cool sighting of the coyote. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  7. Jeanne at 12:59 pm #

    That’s a beautiful balloon! I love it when I get to see one. You were really lucky to get those great pictures – of the balloon, the coyote and Bob!

  8. pattisj at 8:25 pm #

    That’s not something you see every day! Love Bob’s aggressive stance, defending the territory. 😀

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