Canada Day Fireworks…

Last year on the May long weekend we set off fireworks in our backyard with some of our friends.  Since the guys had so much fun doing it last year they decided that this summer they would do it again…. but this time it would be so much better.  Last year was a bit… well… chaotic.  The guys had never set off fireworks of this kind before & they had set up after dark.  The entire process was apparently fairly comical.

Needless to say this year was much different.  My husband & his friends were planning this firework display for months.  We probably had twice as many fireworks as last year & the kit came with a “playlist”, the order in which the fireworks should be set off.  There was even a special bunch for the grande finale!  They laid everything out beforehand & set up everything in the daylight!!!  Things were looking real good as dusk approached & the guys did not let us down.  All I can say is this year’s fireworks were…. well, amazing!  Sure, it wasn’t a fireworks display like you might see on parliament hill, but for our backyard, it was awesome!  After the second firework had been set off I heard the comment that this year’s was already WAY BETTER than last year.

Now, you may remember that I posted about fireworks & sparklers last year when we did this… but I only posted photos of the sparklers.  But this year I had my camera out for the fireworks as well…. Perhaps I did learn a thing or two from my photography classes!

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DSC_0298DSC_0299After the fireworks were done we pulled out the sparklers again this year…. these photos turned out to be just as cool as last year’s!

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Sparkler Magic

So, I’ve been a long time gone… I know.  May was busy…. & now it’s over.  How time flies.  May 24, Victoria Weekend, however, turned out to be pretty relaxing.  Yes, we had people over every day… Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday… family & friends but it was all good.  Sunday night was great fun due to fireworks & sparklers.  We had the whole gang of friends together & did the usual things that we do…  The girls chatted (about weddings & wedding dresses – there are two weddings this fall) & the guys were guys… they drank beer & acted like kids again.

My dear hubby has a supply of firecrackers… not sure where he gets them all but there is a steady supply it seems & when the boys get together (especially Colin, Jay & Gord) they like to set them off.  So, for May 24 (pronounced two-four, not twenty-four) someone decided (Colin, I think) that fireworks were a good idea…. & of course no one disagreed.  Well, around dusk the boys trotted off to the field behind our house to set up.  They did a great job of setting off the fireworks & in the midst decided they needed to do this again… so I guess we will have fireworks for Canada Day & I will have my camera ready.  I was not so prepared this last time & only managed to get my camera out for the sparklers the kids had after the fireworks…. I got some fun shots (I think!) so I’m really looking forward to the next fireworks.

And I know the guys will be ready….