Finally after the week long heat wave ended (99 degrees and heat indexes of up to 108 degrees) we have cooler weather. The effects of the heat wave are still seen today and it ended on Friday night. The grass is spiky, dry and brown, and the firework festival that occurs yearly was jam-packed due to all the area towns cancelling AND banning firework displays due to the fire risks that were associated with them. Even pop-its and sparklers were banned due to the weather.
So, when we arrived at the firework display it was even more packed than usual. First display to go off since July 4th AND they are not your typical fireworks... not even close. It's a FREE show, too, and you just cannot beat that. The fire dept was on hand just in case, and they are set off on an island that is surrounded by water. We sit on the other side of the water to view them, which is probably why they went off still despite us not having rain and the heat.
The Red, White and Blue... in one shot (unplanned, actually, LOL)
This year they added music to go along with the July 4th theme and to the Sculptures. Yes, I said sculptures. They have wooden frames on the island that hold pictures created out of fireworks. It's amazing to see and something that words don't describe all that well. Still photos don't show much other than just fiery orange, but videos do capture it pretty well. I got some videos of all but the last sculpture (which read CUNXTYR) -- See you next year. :) I'll post the videos as I'm able to, because I may have to edit them to be allowed on gather, sadly. The sizes or format makes them unable to add here unless they are super short.
Spongebob Sculpture taken during filming Video. Can you see it?
Rocket Sculpture. A bit blurred and doubled.
They even had some fancy in-air fireworks that made smiles in the sky. Best display I've ever seen.
The waterfall. Much more spectacular in video, though.
How about you? What's the best display you have seen and why is it the best?