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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Where have I been this past week?  and Fireworks in the night

Good question! I guess I had nothing to say in the early part of last week, but the latter part of the week was spent in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Sounds like a lot but they are all within three corners of each other.

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Reflections of the sun in windows at the church in Great Barrington, MA. Taken during daylight hours.

Rick was attending the Skip Barber driving school (Lime Rock, CT) and I was along for the ride, so to speak. We left on Thursday and arrived home last night. It was interesting for sure, and in some ways unanticipatedly interesting. Who knew borders of states were so finely drawn?

As for the fireworks part of this entry, we were rudely awakened multiple times in the night from 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. by fireworks. Someone in our neighborhood (we could never figure out who) was shooting off very loud fireworks about once per hour. So, it seemed like the moment we got back to sleep from the last one, we were abruptly and rudely awakened by another one. Sam, who was sleeping curled up by my side, jumped every time one went off. So did I! These were no little firecrackers, but arial displays that I happened to glimpse as I opened the window and looked out. What the? Who in their right mind is awake on our block at that hour, and why are they shooting off one or two fireworks every 45 minutes to an hour? We finally called the local police and asked them to please drive up the street. The fireworks seemed to stop after that, either from the police intervention or the people in charge of setting them off finally went to bed. So, I am a bit sleep deprived today and not thinking clearly enough for a proper blog entry.

More to come. Just wanted to check back in case anyone was wondering why I haven’t posted.

Here’s to a night without any fireworks!


Disrupted sleep sucks!  I truly feel your pain.  And very cool church shot…looks like a night shot.

How odd. I wonder if it was independence day in some other country?! Hope you slept better the next night!

It sure does, Helene! Thanks, I was happy with how the shot came out.

Steve, I don’t know. We do have a Polish family down the block but they have little kids so I can’t see them shooting off fireworks in the middle of the night. Very odd.

Love the reflections in the church window.  How great to get away for a while - I love to travel. How annoying to have a disturbed night and fireworks - how strange.

Joyce, I like to travel too, but it’s always great to travel a small distance and still feel like you’ve gone leaps and bounds beyond your normal life. This trip only 2.5 hours away felt just like that. We never did figure our the fireworks.

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