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Up: Hot air balloons over the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Taking to the Open Road

up:  /əp/

adverb
Toward the sky or a higher position.

preposition
From a lower to a higher point on (something); upward along: “I climbed up a flight of steps”.

adjective
Directed or moving toward a higher place or position: “the up escalator”.

noun
A period of good fortune.

verb
Do something abruptly or boldly: “she upped and left him”.

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Hot air balloons rise up with the dawn over the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The balloons ascend at sunrise, before the heat of the desert makes it impossible for them to rise. The view is of local villages, dusty desert and the dark, yawning mouths of the tombs of pharaohs in the valley floor.

This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge at the Daily Post.

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