Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fence Fourth

The fence in front of Henry Longfellow's house says it all. Happy Birthday to us! Congress Street, the main artery through the city, has flags hanging from most light poles and tonight at 9PM there will be the annual 'light show' on the Eastern Prom for those who love to wade through large crowds at the top of the Hill and enjoy experiencing a little traffic on your way home. There were between 50,000-60,000 up for it last year. This year, it's sure to be a bit louder in our state too. Why? The sale of fireworks, as of January 1, 2012, is legal in the state. Fun no longer has to be 'illegally imported' from neighboring state New Hampshire and beyond. So, emergency rooms at local hospitals, be on your toes.
Help! My finger was here a minute ago!
KABOOM!

23 comments:

  1. Love the photo and these "fence flags" too. Never quite understood why adults thought it was OK to give explosives and matches to little boys on special occasions, though. Hmm.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  2. This picture really gets me in a patriotic mood! The only fireworks we will be doing at home are probably a few sparklers for the kids. Even those scare me a little bit!

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  3. I love those kinds of flags. THey're old-fashioned in a nice way.
    I was surprised that the place where I watched fireworks here was not very crowded. Last year we went to a more downtown spot and had to fight the crowds. This year we went to a park and there was hardly anyone. And to be honest, I thought the park show was more spectacular! :)

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  4. Happy 4th to you. In Florida we have a law which says you can buy just about any kind of fireworks if you sign a paper that it will be used only for agricultural purposes. :-) So all kinds of ninnies buy fireworks and threaten the lives of the rest of us. At our old house, I'd sit up and worry 'cause bottle rockets were raining down on our roof from several different sources. Great fun! Ugh!

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  5. Fabulous photo for the Fourth! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You're living near Henry Longfelow's house?!! He's one of my favorite poets!There's a small statue of him in Menton, a city near here, and noone around knows who is this guy!

    PS: yes, it's a boat behind the flag, on my today's pic. Happy 07/04 !

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  7. This is truly an iconic symbol of the day!

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  8. Enjoy your fireworks. They are illegal in Tulsa but legal elsewhere in the State. Tongight it'll sound like WWII in the 'hood.

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  9. Lovely red, white, and blue bunting. How appropriate for the 4th of July. Enjoy your day.

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  10. Happy 4th of July Birdman, make sure you wake up with the correct number of digits tomorrow!

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  11. we've had tons going off around here all week. texans love their fireworks...

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  12. Lovely sight. Interesting that fireworks are now legal. Hope your evening is safe.

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  13. Happy Independence Day, Birdman! We haven't had rain in ages, lawns are brown and I hope everyone practices safety. Firefighters be on your toes.

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  14. Thank you for info about longfelow; I knew all that. I meant that people living around the statue don't know who he's. :o)

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  15. I hope you have a great light show and no accidents at all!

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  16. je te souhaite un joyeux 4 Juillet, bonne fete

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  17. Happy July 4th, Birdman!
    Dogs all over your state will be shaking tonight!

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  18. Fun post -- beautiful photo -- happy 4th to you -- barbara

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  19. It's surprising how few - if any - fireworks accidents there are here in Ontario, that's for sure!

    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Independence Day!

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