These pictures are long overdue! I made a small road trip to the Adirondacks in upstate New York about two months or so ago with three friends, with the intention of witnessing a magical ascent of hundreds of hot air balloons into the twinkling dawn sky. As it turns out, hot air balloons can only operate within a narrow range of wind speeds, conditions which never did materialize themselves for the hundreds of eager participants at the Adirondacks Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The trip turned out to be memorable nonetheless, with Lake George as the perfect backdrop to trees painted in rich shades of red, orange, and yellow; a beautiful mural of the changing seasons. We rented a cozy cabin that looked much like an adult-sized tree house right on the lake, and spent a delightful couple of days away from the city. A couple of pictures were also taken from my brooklyn rooftop of a particularly breath-taking sunset and in the city.