Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Seeing Stars


Dusk comes rather late this time of year. This is about eight thirty


but the sky seems to be practicing for what is to come.


Luckily we have some patriotic cookies on hand
 (supplied by Kristina) and they weren't made in China
but right down the road from here.


Then we went up on to the roof and looked down at all the taxis
and all the throngs of people waiting to cross 8th Avenue.


Dear me! my camera is quite incapable of taking photos of fireworks --
however splendid they were.


Little puffs of smoke drifted though the air towards
the Empire State Building. Altogether a wonderful evening.


15 comments:

  1. I love all the pics, the last two are my favourites. Thank you for taking me to your wonderful city.

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  2. What fun photos of a wonderful evening. Those cookies made me want to reach into my screen and grab one!

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  3. Oh I love the view from your roof, especially the one looking down. I had a hard time deciding a city life or the country life when I moved back to Tucson.
    Your citylife seems so exciting to look at but I think I like my "country wildlife".. .

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. The view you have from your rooftop is wonderful and you have a great vantage point from which to watch all the fireworks. I adore fireworks, I was lucky a couple of years ago to be in Central Park for the New Year Fireworks and it was a wonderful night!

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  5. Great scenery! Great looking cookies!

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  6. What a view you have on the world. Thanks for sending along your July fireworks! Summer has been a long time coming.

    Maybe your camera fits on a tripod? If you have a timer setting you can aim your camera at your target on a stable surface, even propped up in a jacket, and let the shutter release without camera wobble for night scenes.

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  7. Elizabeth, I do like your take on the glorious Fourth!

    After meeting up with some dear friends earlier in the day, I elected to skip my easy trek over to the West Side Highway for fireworks viewing. I appreciate the show more if I don't see it every year.

    So...I definitely heard all the boom, boom, booming, and saw lots of traffic backing up on my own little street afterwards. I guess this is another way to be part of the celebrations.

    No hotdogs, no hamburgers, no mustard, no ketchup.

    xo

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  8. Lovely views. The fireworks reminded me of my few years in NY. I went to see Independence Day fireworks two consecutive years. I had left my house at 3-30, to get the perfect position. Lucky you! you can do that from your rooftop!

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  9. Love the atmospheric firework photos.

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  10. I soooooo NED TO LEAVE THIS SMALL WELSH VILLAGE AND SPEND A WEEKEND BACK IN ny


    SIGH

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  11. what fabulous shots and thoughts!



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  12. Nothing like the 4th in New York when you can see it from your windows or rooftop!
    Catherine

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  13. aahh...
    elizabeth...

    your wiggly fireworks photos
    make me feel
    The Boom
    of each one...


    faNtasTic view, missy!

    lucky
    lucky
    most fortunate U!

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