Balloonrise / by Karie Luidens


Rising along with the sun each day this week: hot air balloons! Hundreds of balloonists have congregated in town for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and it’s quite a sight to behold when they ascend en masse. This is my third year living here and the annual clouds of balloons have come to signify autumn to me as much as green leaves turning gold.