Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4th Fireworks!

Hello everyone!

It has been a while...  As some of you know from my newsletter, I had temporarily made my blog private because I was getting multiple spam comments daily, and it was becoming too much.  I am trying it again to see if the spammers have moved on... let's see how it goes!

What have you been up to lately?  Our lives have been filled with all sorts of excitement, and yesterday was no exception.  First, if it's not obvious from my newly updated banner, let me tell you about my love for fireworks, especially July 4th ones!  Every year, I suggest to Husband that we go watch them, and he usually replies with something like, "I don't think so."  Too hot, too crowded.

This year was different!  For once, I didn't even bring it up, because I knew what the response would be.  And do you know what happened? Husband surprised me with tickets to the Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River!  We got to watch them from the fantail of The Intrepid!  We also ate burgers, hot dogs and pie.  It was a dream come true!

The fireworks were magical!  Here are a few of my shots - it was my first time photographing fireworks, and I was torn between tweaking the camera settings to get better shots and enjoying the show...  I ended up focusing on the show, but think I got a few good ones!

We ended the walk back from the West Side with Mister Softee ice cream.  What a perfect way to celebrate!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Lovely pictures! Greetings from good old Switzerland! beeenie

  2. Looks like someone forgot their tri-pod.

    Nick P