As part of the American Public Gardens Association National Conference (APGA), we had an evening reception at the fabulous garden, Chanticleer. Of course, Chanticleer does everything with style, and we were surprised with tethered hot air balloon rides! We all got a bird's eye view of of one of my favorite gardens. The weather was perfect and the bright colors of the balloon looked amazing against the blues skies. Don't ask how I climbed into that basket in a skirt- it took finesse to say the least.