Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lighting up the Skies

Last night we went to a 4th of July celebration at one of the local parks. They had a great show featuring some big band music. Chic-fila was there giving out their wonderful lemonade and the city was giving out watermelon. Then at dark the fireworks began. Hope you enjoy the show as much as we did!They had the American flag on the stage so I tried to capture fireworks and it in the picture. It turned out to be my favorite.Reminds me of a flower, jellyfish or meteorite flying thru space.Not sure what this reminds me of but I like it.Looks like lightning bugs woven together with string.

Hope you all had a wonderful celebration!


28 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful fireworks display, Susie. Glad you enjoyed it. We enjoyed the fireworks from the comfort of our recliners... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Susie, Sounds like a great celebration. All the pictures are pretty but I love the flag best too.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Greetings from Malaysia - Happy 4th July! A great day to rejoice for all.

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Susie,
I haven't tried to take photos of fireworks, yours are AWESOME!
Last night our fireworks were pretty good. It was so cold, we were snuggling up in blankets. I think it may have gotten down to 50 degrees. That's Nederland for ya.

George said...

You got some great pictures of the fireworks. Those are not always easy to capture, but I sure like your pictures. It sounds as if you had a great time.

Milah said...

Nice pics! We had fireworks on our farm with a family picnic. I don't know where my nephews bought their fireworks but they were pretty impressive. Not like the sparklers and bottle rockets we use to have.:(

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Great fireworks pictures! We had them all around our neighborhood and so we didn't even have to leave. It sounds like your city does a nice job of making it fun.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Susie, what a display! Loved your descriptions and photos 2 and 3 look like alien flowers descending from (outer) space!! Beautiful!

deedee said...

At least you remembered to bring the camera with you.... nice pictures! Glad you had a great day.

perennialgardener said...

Cool shots Susie! What a nice celebration. :)

Jesikarena said...

GREAT PICS! we went and seen fireworks last night too, but unfortunatley I forgot my camera
:(

Ginger said...

Wow, what great pictures! I especially love the second one!

Happy late 4th!

Terri said...

Great photos! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! :)

beckie said...

Susie, awesome photos! I love the 'jelly fish'. So glad you had a great 4th-sounds like a wonderful old fashioned holiday celebration. :)

We had rain all day so our fireworks were all postponed, but that's okay. We needed the rain!

Jacquie said...

Just looking at an American Flag is moving for me... but WITH fireworks, that's even better!!

I love Independence Day. Hope you had a fun weekend.

Dorothy said...

These celebrations are great! You did a good job shooting the fireworks.

Miss Sandy said...

I love the fireworks shots! The second is my favorite. We had a simple celebration at home but it was much enjoyed. Thanks for dropping by!

Beth said...

We were too pooped for fireworks after spending the day at lake - too much sun and fun. We were sound asleep by 10 p.m. Glad someone enjoyed fireworks!

Becky said...

Sounds like you two had a fantastical time!!!! LUV the pics of the fireworks!!!!

shantana said...

You have captured the fireworks beautifully.Looks like you had a great time:)

Rose said...

Great shots, Susie--fireworks are not easy to photograph. It rained here all day, so the fireworks celebrations were postponed until Sunday night, not a good time for us to go. But many locals still set some off, and I had my own private viewing space in my backyard:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie. I meant to try some fireworks photos too. When it came time to go, I was reading a good book and too lazy to get drive downtown. Fireworks photos look like such fun. Someday I'll get some.
Marnie

Dirt Princess said...

That first shot it AWESOME!

marmee said...

fireworks are so much fun...we still have leftovers due to the rain.so we will have another time to set them off.
so glad you were able to enjoy yours.

TC said...

Looks like y'all had a great time Ms. Susie! And now back to work. Weekends just aren't long enough.

Daisy said...

Great pictures, Susie! We didn't go to the fireworks here this year, so I'm glad you shared yours. :D

Lanny said...

Nice shots!

trailrider731 said...

hay hay, I just found your blog, another from Mississippi, I look forward to checking it out soon!

God bless,
the best is yet to come!!