Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Sparklers Party




















Last night was bonfire night so I took some pics of our sparklers party in the back garden. I tried to take some pics of fireworks as we went for a walk round our neighbourhood which is good on bonfire night as nearly everyone has fireworks, but it was very difficult with a rubbish camera with a two seconds delay. I finally gave up and took some pics of street lights (which don't cascade through the sky and tend to stay still) but they still look pretty good, like giant glow worms. Third is a bonfire on the Common (which is pitch black in the middle, away from the street lights) and you can see the shadowy figures of people. Not often you see a fire like this in the pitch black and it is quite a primitive sight, but the Common is a primitive place.




5 comments:

Bobbie said...

Still, you took some nice photos anyway. I wish for a new one for you for Christmas!

dianeclancy said...

Hi Beverly,

This is a fun story with neat photos!! This is a yearly occasion?

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Sweet Irene said...

In Holland we have Easter bonfires. They are huge and have some Saxon pagan origin. It has something to do with the start of new life and burning all the old matter of the past. They are done mostly in the Eastern provinces. When I was a child, I was bth fascinated and scared, as I thought bogeymen would come and toss you on to the fire. I have no idea where I got that notion.

Bev said...

Sweet Irene, that's very interesting. I've never heard of those before.

In England we celebrate bonfire night on Nov 5th by fireworks and bonfires to commemorate the foiled plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the sixteenth century.

Sandollar said...

Bonfire night...what an fun way to celebrate on a cool Fall evening!