One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."



Well, the second half of my Farewell to June post was sort of pre-empted by a big thunderstorm that rattled and rolled through here Wednesday night.   A fairly close strike not far from here apparently fried the splitter for my cable, leaving me with cable television (which I almost never use) and NO telephone or internet until this morning.   T’was a minor hardship, at best, considering a local shellfisherman was killed by lightning during the same storm.

However, not having the internet for a few days – while being great for cleaning the apartment and walking the Catsby and stuff like that – has put me a bit behind the eightball as far as being backlogged on blog posts…and now we’re into a whole new thing with Independence Day festivities.   So, as usual, I’ll ask you to race along with me as we head forward and then backtrack to catch up.

Tonight, the fireworks went off down at Rock Harbor.  What a treat to already live in the neighborhood and not have to figure out where to park before walking down to the shore with the masses.   A bunch of us from our barbecue made our way out onto the point at the edge of the marsh, where the tide was moving in steadily in our direction, creating some lovely reflective opportunities.

Have a lovely weekend!













Comments on: "Fireworks" (4)

  1. Happy Independence Day Greg, I hope it will be a nice one and you’re not too exhausted from work duties, I always thought the fireworks were at the day itself.

    Martin, several towns here on the Cape have fireworks displays, so some towns will stagger their displays to other nights in the weekend, in hopes of attracting tourists families and their vacation dollars to that town’s local businesses. The most ambitious revellers check out all the schedules of the different towns’ displays at the start of the weekend, and plan to see how they can see the most fireworks. It can be kind of cool to find a spot on some quite bayside beach tonight and watch all the different fireworks blossoming along the horizon as the day fades into night!

  2. Well Greg as I expected you got the shots, no doubt. I rushed home to my computer with such anticipation, to only find blurred images and bad shots :(
    lol..but it was fun, and next year a tripod will be used.. The photos here are great, especially the funnel looking fire-work..
    **on another note I did have the nearby sounds in the video, hilarious! *

    Mare, sorry to hear your shots weren’t what you hoped. Had that experience many times without the tripod! Glad you enjoyed these – I was pretty happy with how they turned out. As for the audio track, it’s fun, isn’t it?

  3. Very nice fireworks pics! They are so often hard to get, and sometimes even with a tripod they are tricky. I esp. like the 5th, 7th, and last shots!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend. The temps here today were just unbelievable for July 4. Of course, it does nothing for my tomatoes…we need some 90s!

    Marc, I noticed there seemed to be more purple and lavendar fireworks rockets this year…and not just incidental blending of blue and red. A nice improvement, I thought. ; ) Good luck with your tomatoes!

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