Sunday, July 5, 2009


Yesterday’s party at Carrie and Al’s home was terrific! There was a great group of people, an amazing variety of food and we all took pleasure in the shocking delight of the first sunny day in a month! There was also something called “Ladder Golf”, (courtesy of Phil and Kate) the finer points of which escaped me, but which was the center of some spirited competition. The appetizers I brought disappeared swiftly and were pronounced “f---ing awesome” by one guest - high praise indeed! Al manned the grill all day and well into the night, carrying on the great tradition of other grill masters in our extended family, including my Dad. And (thanks to Ken and Linda) Chuck and I fell in love with some scrumptious pizza from this place, which needs to open a shop in Worcester County - please? The blue ribbon for most delectable dessert went to the blueberry pie, made with blueberries nestled in a delicate, flaky crust, topped with freshly whipped cream. It tasted as if someone had brought all the ingredients into the blueberry patch and assembled it on the spot. Oh my, my, my!

We hadn’t been to a fireworks display in many years, so we were really looking forward to dusk falling and the walk to the nearby beach. The whole crowd trooped down with chairs and blankets to settle in on the grass, boulders and sandy water’s edge for the show. Actually, to be more precise, it wasn’t just one fireworks display, there were almost too many to count. Up and down the shores of Narragansett Bay, private parties were setting off their own fireworks and then in every direction we could see more distant bursts of color from the professional acts. It was quite wonderful. Despite the limitations of my camera (and the photographer at its controls!) I managed to capture a few images which I hope will give you a feel for the evening.

The show is just beginning

My favorite photo of the night

That's a waxing gibbous moon right in the heart of the fireworks and the water’s edge below


Sue said...

Wow! Stunning! That last photo really is impressive!! Thanks for sharing, glad to see you all enjoyed it so much!

Sue xxx

dancingmorganmouse said...

Excellent, and points for getting the moon in!

Anonymous said...

wish I could have been there to enjoy it with you. great pics!


Anonymous said...

yes mom wish you could have been there too!!! We were saying how lucky we are to live in such a great was beautiful! Carrie

Lailaa said...

Stunning Pics... the fireworks look breathtaking and to mention the pic of the moon! Hugs, xx

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
Thanks so much for leaving comments about the fireworks photos! Every time I thought the shows had ended, I would shut off the camera. Then another burst of color and light would appear and I'd be back at it. I have yet to get a monopod, so I kept leaning on Chuck as my "bipod" - which I think makes him a biped bipod!

We wish you could have been there with us as well Gail! And Carrie is right about living in an ideal location. We've already asked to be put on the guest list for next year! Fingers crossed...
- Lee

Irene said...

You have some great fireworks shots!
I agree about the favorite one!

Roo said...

Fantastic, my sister Angie says can we come next time? I can bake.... I love fireworks!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Irene -
Thanks! I just love the dreamy quality of the kid looking up at the show.
- Lee

Hi Roo & Angela -
The more the merrier! I'm pretty sure I've got a good inside track with the hostess, so I'll get you on the list!
- Lee