Inspired by the movie "UP" and also by this picture by the uber cool and awesome Elsiecake.


This picture has been in my head for months but as it happens the timing was never right. The weather, other commitments, no time, etc. Every time we would drive by this spot I would sigh, which drove my husband crazy I am sure. Fortunately, one day the stars aligned and I could finally take the picture. So we go get the balloons and soon after we drive off the suckers start popping, they guy inflated them a bit too much. Rats. I assure my husband that it's OK but since he is such a darling he turned around and went back to the store. I went in to buy some more but the guy gave them to me for free. Score. We then get the doll house and head to the spot. Let me preface this by telling you that the winds had been absolutely calm the entire day. My husband had advised that I take the picture earlier since the winds were calm, but nooo, I had to wait for the light to be juuust right, ahem. So we get up the little hill and guess what? SO WINDY all of a sudden! There was cussing. And then what else happened? More balloons popped and the ones that did not pop got all tangled. More cussing. So as I was about to give up, the wind died down and I snapped 10 million pictures. It did not have as many balloons as I wanted but I still like it. At one point I ended laying on the grass on an ant pile or something because my husband says I had tiny bugs crawling on me. I did not feel a thing but he says he saw it but did not dare tell me anything let he distract me. So I got my picture and we head home (all 50 steps away) and then I suddenly realize MY LEGS ARE ON FIRE. When I looked down all I saw were red bumps and OH MY GRAVY they itched. So into the shower I went and some hydrocortisone later I was fine. Fine and happy because this picture was finally out of my head. And because my husband rocks, even if he does not tell me I have bugs on my legs haha ;)


The end.






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  • everyday us 4y

    This is soooo fantastic!! Love your idea, the composition, colors, everything. Your story is great!
  • Joelynne PRO 4y

    Amazingness! So happy!
  • Libertad Leal 4y

    My goodness, thank you so very much!! I am delighted that so many of you liked this picture! Thanks a bunch!! :)

    Muchas, muchas gracias!!! que feliz me hace que esta foto les haya gustando a tantos!les agradezco mucho sus comentarios!!
  • Isabel Alcalá 4y

    La foto es buenísima pero la historia no se queda atrás!!!!
  • SuperDewa PRO 4y

    This is fantastic! You went through so much for this photo, but it was so worth it!
  • Alicia Rius Photography 4y

    All the pain was worth it! Marvellous picture!
  • Elizabeth JReyes 4y

    Que linda foto llena de colores y ese azul del cielo bellisimo!
  • Helaine 4y

    This is a great example of a soft colors photo!!!

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  • 2thfaire 4y


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    Great story. Oh how we suffer for our art. :-)
  • Debbie Wibowo PRO 4y

    oh my..my..my!!!! really loooove this. so worth all the hard work! :)
  • {K. Laurie} © ♥ 4y

    This is a great example of a Vibrant Photo!!!

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  • Tonette 4y


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    This is amazing, fun, creative, cute, clever, pretty, & such an inspiration! I love this so much!!! The colors and lighting are a dream come true! You and your husband make a great team! I thought it was so funny that your husband seen bugs crawling on you and he didn't tell you! I feel bad that you got bit up though! You poor dear. Ouch!!!! Burst balloons, bugs, & wind and you still didn't give up!!! YOU GO GIRLIE!!!! Now that is determination! I'm so proud of you! Outstanding job! :)
  • Matt Lindén 4y

    SO creative, and so well executed - love the colours!
  • ·Agustina· 4y

    Me encanta! tan buena como la historia :)
  • beth retro 4y

    absolutely amazing! xxxxxxxx
  • Carmen BrightStar 4y

    I simply love your photos !
  • Barbara Wong Photography 3y

    Fabulous capture!
  • LydiaMyers 3y

    one of my favourite pictures on here, i love the colours that have been used on this photo, makes the person who is looking at this picture very happy hehe ox
  • Anaïs Oetelmans 3y

    Truly wonderful!
  • Berna Mallorca PRO 2y

    Ja ja la foto ha valido la pena el esfuerzo, tu marido un martir :D, saludos
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