I was working in the yard this evening and heard a very loud noise behind me, I nearly fell over from shock when I turned and saw a huge hot air balloon right above my house barely making it over. The loud noise I heard was the propane blowing the flames into the balloon. I had stuck my small camera in my pocket, which I don't normally do. I'm so glad I had it with me or I would have missed these shots. We see these balloons all the time in the summer, but never this close to our home.
I've had more funny interaction with the robins today. I told my husband that I feel like Dr. Dolittle, because I always talk to the birds and they are responding to me. While I was working in the yard this robin came close to where I was to show me his/her prize. A little while later I was at the very back of the yard and a robin hopped across the yard within a couple of feet of me. I've never before had birds keep me company while I garden, but it's been quite a joyful and fun experience.