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A bit frosty this morning. Thirty-five degrees. The hot air inside the balloon I crewed for this morning reached at least 200 degrees. The white-covered ground set off the colors of the envelope spectacularly. Skies cloudless, the waning almost-full moon shining in the west and the winds calm.
I've been concerned about the hot air season coming to a close before we're through having fun. Now that the beautiful fall colors are here the weather seems to be going through a change, bringing with it too much wind, sometimes rain. Even though you can balloon year round in Wisconsin, I'd bet most people would prefer not to go in winter.
So I appreciate every opportunity to crew this fall and I'll be going again in an hour. The days left to do this are numbered and for all I know this could be the last for a while. It's too bad really, because more fields are harvested now - more landing spots - and the fall colors are so vibrant though short-lived.