Hot air balloons often pass along the Eltham Valley in front our place but in nine years of living here they have only landed close by twice. This one came out of the northwest in a very light airstream - hence the fog!

The support crew were quickly in place on my neighbour's place to pack up the balloon.

Fine weather persists with barely any rain for over 3 weeks here. The week ahead looks dry too with low to mid 20 temps.

On Saturday was in Brisbane for an ASWA meeting. Was a great day with plenty of 2008/09 season photos and footage to enjoy.

By Michael Bath