Raining Fireworks

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We thought we had picked the perfect spot for viewing the fireworks last night. Just outside of the fairgrounds, on a nice patch of grass, with an easy enough escape route to get back home once the crowds dispersed. In fact, once the fireworks started, we were convinced that it was, indeed, a perfect spot.

And then we started feeling things drop. Like drops of rain, but dry. A spatter on the cheek, a few drops on the hair. Finally, Reese said, “Daddy! Look what just fell on my head!” A fuse, several inches long, had fallen out of the sky. For the rest of the presentation, we were sprinkled with ashes and debris. Not exactly the perfect way to watch 4th of July fireworks.


Luckily, I had taken my camera along and had lots of fun taking long-shutter-speed pictures of the sky.

While you’re here, you might want to check out Hunt’s High Five Family Photo Fun Contest which just launched this past Friday, July 2nd. Hunts is inviting Moms to submit pictures on their Facebook page depicting family accomplishments and simple victories. To enter, visit http://www.facebook.com/Hunts for a chance to win a family vacation (up to $5,000).

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PS–my internet has been out all weekend, and I am currently using my neighbor’s wifi. Wish me luck in getting back up and running!

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Lolli has written 3067 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. Your firework shots are amazing!
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Our Fourth- =-.


  2. Susie's Homemade says:

    Those are awesome shots!!


  3. Yikes about the debris but those are gorgeous photos! Glad no one was injured during fireworks watching!
    .-= Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama´s last blog ..If I were a teenage boy =-.


  4. Funny and kinda scary. I was worried about that too, but we had no probs. Great spot too, so rare for us.
    .-= alicia´s last blog ..Week 26 365 Holiday Highlights and iTunes Winner =-.


  5. LOVE the firework photos. Awesome.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..It’s Nice to Know I am Not the Only One =-.


  6. Love those pics! I had dreams of taking my own, but sadly all the fireworks were rained out. Next year.
    .-= Allison´s last undefined ..Response cached until Mon 5 @ 20:58 GMT (Refreshes in 30 Minutes) =-.


  7. Yikes! About 4 years ago a little 12 yr old was killed by debris locally on the Fourth of July. So so sad. Glad everyone was okay!
    .-= sheila´s last blog ..Dancing in the rain =-.


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