Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Our town hosts a few nice music festivals during the summer...
They are outdoor festivals, a few vendors, some food trucks,
great live music,  followed by beautiful fireworks. 
But they are way too crowded for me...and it always seems they are the hottest summer nights.
So far, they have all been cancelled because of rain.
This past Thursday, it was on, but a big storm was predicted to hit around 9 pm,
just when they launch the fireworks.
They went ahead with the show, and lit the fireworks at 8:30.
We planned to drive across town, opposite the park, just to watch the fireworks.
We arrived just as they started to light them off...

Summerfest is held at a park on the Metedeconk River.
We found a perfect side street on the other side of town to view the fireworks.
We weren't alone, seems many residents had the same idea.
We went for Rita's Ice and the rain started as we were sitting in the car, enjoying our ice.

Good idea I had...
a great way to beat the heat, enjoy the fireworks, and no crowds!!


  1. Those fireworks are such a pretty sight over the river. Sounds like you had a fun evening.

  2. Great photos, Debbie. I wouldn't get night photos as good as those.

  3. I just love fireworks and you have captured them beautifuly, also your butterflies in the previour post are stunning.
    Take care, Gordon.

  4. What a view to watch the fireworks over the water. Truly beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day! Hugs!

  5. How fun you get to enjoy the fireworks more than just the 4th ;) Wow there were a lot of boats out there too wasn't there. Glad you were able to get it all in before the rain. Close by us there is a farm that has live music and things to do every friday and saturday nights but it has just been too HOT even in the evenings.

  6. Fireworks on the water are wonderful! More festival photos please! They are what summer is all about!

  7. Here is Nashville we had what was called Summer Lights and was changed to CMAfest some time ago. Takes place the first of June when it is usually kicking hot and normally some rainy days. I have never been other then when it was right outside the bldg I worked in and I would take lunch the first day to go check it out. It is a big major deal in Nashville. I used to love things like that but these days, I don't do heat well and crowds seem to bother me now. That is probably part age but the biggest part the Fibro. Great pics. Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog. I push...I push to do things and get things done but if you saw my house you would not think so....

  8. What a pretty place Debbie! I love those night time pictures of the harbor. Fireworks are always a good idea.

  9. Oh yes, find a spot, to view from the car. People do that here, too!!!!

    We 'did one night' of being IN the park, for the 4th of July fireworks. It was fun. A real home town celebration feel. Loved it. But once is enough. :-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

  10. Super fireworks display! You picked a great spot to watch them from across the river!
    Oh & we tried Rita's ice custard on vacation & LOVED it!

  11. I too love watching the fireworks from a distance. Some spectacular shots Debbie! Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

  12. great way to see and enjoy the pretty fireworks! They are so fun to watch, you never know what each one is going to do, and what color it will turn out to be! Love the pictures! Last fireworks I saw was on the 4th and they were really pretty, I guess I forgot to post them, maybe I will!

  13. Firework photos are hard to capture, but you did a real professional job.
    How much fun you and Chuck have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Wonderful photos, Debbie. I love watching fireworks, but like you
    I don't like being in crowds all that much. :)


  15. Well done. Glad you got to see the fireworks with out the crowd. We're going to Kansas City to see the solar eclipse. I expect to see big crowds though...:)

  16. Great job with the photos! I like seeing them over water!

  17. Great firework photos Debbie. Mine always turn out kind of pfttt :)

  18. Wow, those are great firework photos! It does sound like you discovered a great place to watch and enjoy the ice. You two are amazing!
    Blessings and hugs!

  19. Hello Debbie, you picked a great spot to watch the fireworks. Your photos are beautiful,lovely captures. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  20. Fantastic fireworks and beautiful photos.
    Have a nice weekend, Debbie.

  21. They're beautiful, Debbie.
    And over the water too!! :-)

  22. You've captured them beautifully!

    1. thanks patti, i am on a mission to get good firework pictures with the new camera!!!