Thursday, August 24, 2017

Boom! It's Fireworks.

This is Day 8 of the First Annual 10 Days of Heat writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is Fireworks. Please join me in checking out the other hot stories.

Fireworks, that brilliant display of colorful lights illuminating the night sky, preceded by a large bang and some crackles as the pattern unfolds. I could research about what makes fireworks go boom and what makes the colors, but the answers are just a Google search away.

Typically summer is the time for fireworks. Here in the U.S. they dominate the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve, and in our area are often seen after baseball games and at the fair. There are even worldwide fireworks competitions. I didn't know that.

This year for the Forth, a neighbor put on a 30-minute display from his yard, interestingly enough, across the street from a city fire department. I'm sure they enjoyed the show as well. We had the best view from the vacant lot next door. We watched, mesmerized, as the sky exploded time and again until the smoke was drifting lazily across the street.

It was a perfect Fourth of July evening, not too hot and no mosquitoes to mar the experience. It was one of the best fireworks displays we've seen in a long time. I know the picture does not do it justice, but I was more interested in just enjoying the show than trying to get a good shot.

Where do you go to see fireworks?

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  1. I'm really a fan of watching fireworks, the noise usually distracts me too much. people these days are more interested in taking photos rather than enjoying the show. I'm glad you enjoy them thoroughly.

    have a lovely day.

    1. Pictures and video are good, but the real enjoyment is in the moment.

  2. Hi Linda - love watching fireworks - we have a show every Wednesday evening ... but I'm just too far round the corner to see it ... the noise is a little much - and I worry about the animals ... though I do love them. I bet the fire station was out putting some fires out ... but they probably did enjoy the show - cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary, you are fortunate to have regular fireworks shows nearby should you wish to go. I agree that it is often too much for some animals.


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