Jacaranda trees were blooming too!
I've been meaning to get to this hot air balloon event for the last few years.
This year I finally motivated to get up at what felt like the middle of the night, when it was still dark, to get to get there by 6am, It was so worth it! So dreamy and magical to see these giant balloons fill with air from a huge fan and a giant flame to then just quietly lift off softly into the sky, with just the sound of the fire occasionally to keep it going. I imagine the passengers in these balloons had the loveliest view over the wine country in the early morning light.