After the city's fireworks we went back to bunny_hugger's parents to set off some private fireworks. I've got a couple days of those pictures to share, and they'll be broken up less weirdly if I share a lot of them today. So here, please, enjoy.
bunny_hugger looks over the fireworks that her father got, to set off in her parents' driveway. We didn't bring any ourselves and her father at least covered the gap.
Yeow! Did not know we were starting so soon!
Enjoying a fountain from the relative safety of the side of the car.
A nice shower in my traditional Dutch angle.
And a great purple shower that's come out in a much better photograph than I expected.
I don't know how that wisp went off on the side there, but I'm glad to see it doing that.
You don't appreciate how complicated the engineering is to make a fountain that all the sparks leap up and into.
More sparklers at a different angle.
And wait, whoa! Hold on! Do you see it?
This big ol' bug wandered into the action and we got very tense.
Go on, shoo! Whatever you figure is happening there it's not what you want!
Finally the fireworks ended and we could get a good view of ... whatever kind of bug this is. Also my album cover for this set of pictures.
Trivia: At liftoff of his suborbital Mercury flight, Gus Grissom had a suit temperature of about 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit and a capsule temperature of about 97 degrees. Source: This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury, Loyd S Swenson Jr, James M Grimwood, Charles C Alexander. NASA SP-4201.
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