Community Celebration

23 Jul

This weekend is my small town’s community celebration.  There were fireworks last night, and I went into town to watch them.

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I do think it’s one of the best fireworks displays around!  Today we had a parade.  My nephew drove the tractor pulling Artie, the vintage flarebox wagon.

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My mom threw candy.

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I walked along the route handing out fliers on my pumpkin patch this fall.  That means I didn’t get to take many pictures.   Okay, I only took a picture of the fire truck behind Artie.

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I didn’t set up for the farmer’s market.  With today’s horrible heat and humidity, I decided I needed to get back home to check on the goats.  Unfortunately, as I was getting ready to come into town, I realized my ride, the Ranger, had flat tires, so I got to ride back home in Artie.

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Tonight there’s live music, but I’m not sure I’m up to going out in the heat anymore.

There’s still time to join me in Friday’s Hunt if you want.

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16 Responses to “Community Celebration”

  1. jubileestreet2015 July 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    Thank you for taking care of yourself – AND – that fire truck picture is fabulous!

    • Teresa July 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

      That old truck does a lot of parades, but that’s it these days.

  2. Jeanne July 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    I enjoyed your pictures. How old is the fire truck? I always enjoy parades. In our town’s parade, we have an ancient chain driven log truck! (Can you tell this is a logging area?) I hope the heat goes away!

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 9:37 am #

      I don’t remember how old it is. It’s from the neighboring town.

  3. Pondside July 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Small town celebrations are the most fun, and fireworks make kids out of all of us!
    Take care of yourself in this heat!

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 9:37 am #

      They really are! I tell you, I am ready for the heat to be gone.

  4. TexWisGirl July 24, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    glad you took a break from the heat – as best as you could.

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 9:38 am #

      I did enjoy the fireworks! It was fun.

  5. Claire Moxon-Waltz July 24, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Great post – what fabulous fireworks photographs! I’ve never successfully taken pics of them before. I always miss them or just get a blurry mess.

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      I used the back button focus this year, and it was amazing! You should see if your new camera has it. I highly endorse it.

  6. Alica July 24, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Great fireworks pictures! I almost feel like I’m right there…minus the noise and the summer evening bug bites! 🙂

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      I used my own bug repellent lotion bar, and it was great! Only the noise (and the falling fireworks debris hitting me) to complain about!

  7. janicead July 24, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Take care and hydrate often!

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

      No worries there! After the parade, I went home.

  8. pattisj July 25, 2016 at 12:55 am #

    The heat is awful, one doesn’t want to be out there any more than necessary.

  9. Jim July 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Parades are fun, you had a nice entry. I have a 1:18 scale model wagon like that, ‘claimed’ to be John Deere. It is green with yellow wheels and a logo.
    ..

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