Summer is a special time at the lake, especially when the 4th of July rolls around. I am not a big fan of fireworks, but just down the street from us offers a front row seat to the best show in town, minus the traffic jam to get home afterwards!
I have tried to get pictures of the fireworks in the past, but this year figured I would simply try with my new cell phone camera. And it worked. Not great photos, but you’ll get the idea, and can see the shadows of the trees on the far side of the lake.
The frogs kept up a noisy chorus throughout the fireworks display. During one particularly bright launch of fireworks, we realized a long line of Canada geese were headed past us, attempting to get away from the noise and light. But just then, neighbors set off roman candles or some other bright, noisy explosives, and the geese headed back our way. Poor guys. If we could explain to them, it probably still would not have made sense. But I love the reflections on the lake.
Not to be repeated again till next year.
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, and editor of Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed. Just out is her latest book, Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. She has been a freelance writer for numerous local, regional, and national publications for the past 20+ years, has helped numerous families to save their stories, and has recorded multiple veterans oral histories, now housed at the Library of Congress. She is a co-author of the recent community history, Bellingham Now and Then