July 21st, 2021

krazy koati

As they try to change their worlds

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.

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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.


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Yeow! Did not know we were starting so soon!


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Enjoying a fountain from the relative safety of the side of the car.


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A nice shower in my traditional Dutch angle.


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And a great purple shower that's come out in a much better photograph than I expected.


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I don't know how that wisp went off on the side there, but I'm glad to see it doing that.


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You don't appreciate how complicated the engineering is to make a fountain that all the sparks leap up and into.


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More sparklers at a different angle.


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And wait, whoa! Hold on! Do you see it?


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This big ol' bug wandered into the action and we got very tense.


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Go on, shoo! Whatever you figure is happening there it's not what you want!


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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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