Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fireworks in my backyard by Barbara Edwards

Our house is the last house on a dead-end road

that borders Henry Park. The annual fireworks

show is fired from the Fox Hill Tower, the

highest point in town and less than  three hundred

feet from our home. To say the least it is

spectacular. The explosions are right overhead

and it feels like you could reach up and touch them.

We practically recline in our chairs to watch the
Watching the show

As a safety measure the local fire department

has crews placed at each danger point. We have

one at the end of the road and they keep watch

during the show. All their equipment is ready to


Ready for anything!

Ready for an emergency.

Spectacular finale!
 The display continues for 45 minutes.
After the show, the firemen patrol the property for embers.
Doing their job. Thank you for your service.

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Margo Hoornstra said...

Spectacular! Happy Independence Day!

Jannine Gallant said...

Nice, not having to leave your house! I wondered how the rest of the country handles fireworks. Ours are shot off over Lake Tahoe. In Crescent City (near the tiny town where I grew up) they're set off over the ocean. Most places don't have the luxury of a large body of water to reduce fire danger. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Edwards said...

thanks Margo. I hope yours was great!

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Jannine,
Everyplace has a different tradition. We're lucky to have ours fired over an enormous park area.

Leah St. James said...

Lucky you! I've been fortunate enough to live near water most of my life, and the fireworks are typically set off on boats. I remember cars lined along the bridges to watch. Aren't fireworks wonderful!?

Juli D. Revezzo said...

Wow! What a show. That's pretty neat, Barbara!

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Leah,
I love seeing them every year.

Barbara Edwards said...

Hi Juli,
It is great.