11 September 2009

Glorious summer night

Summer of 09 has absolutely left in a hurry. A week or so of hot brew is all I can remember,with the rest nice and breezy. Now that I'm typing this, the weather forecast is declaring today as a ' fair-weathered autumn day ' and yes, I'm already putting on my fleece jacket.

We managed to catch the last fireworks of summer this year, and we're incredibly blessed as many other prefectures have had their events terminated due to economy blues.

Neither did the local organizers stinge on the crackers, and the recent new works ( 新作 ) were truly one of a kind. WOW!

Unlike my usual self, I rested my camera for the most of the evening to relish the show. Honestly, I didn't expect us to turn up for the fireworks display this year, so it all felt extra special, or even priviledged... Anyway, here's sharing the very few pictures of the night.






A splendid evening it was though it must have been 15 degrees or so. We were smart to be prepared with some warm clothing. You should see how the others, kids and elderly alike, dressed in their cooling summer outfit, some sleeveless, and I couldn't help feel bad. But I guess the exhileration of watching the glorious combusts must have warmed many from within, for everyone stayed to the end of the show.


Prelude to the fireworks, everybody wowed and watched the beautiful full moon raising from behind the mountains, illuminating the waters and excited faces. For the first time, I was admiring the full moon with full appreciation and , hmm... for a moment, I thought having some mooncakes at hand would have made everything perfect. =P

Nevertheless, it was a beautiful Summer night to remember. =)


Feronia said...

Beautiful fireworks, Stardust, and your city looks beautiful too! Thank you for sharing the photos :)

J.H said...

Stardust, I am speechless... that must be the most beautiful, biggest, fireworks I had ever seen.
You have to share me some tips how to take that :D :D :D excellent works babe! as usual!

shoppingmum said...

Wow, I really love your shots! I can't snap nice photos like these. :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What gorgeous photos of the fireworks and the best part is that they're silent!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! Yor firewerk fotoes ar wunderful!!!

We still hav warm days heer. We wer owt in T sherts today, no jakets or jumpers needid. But the nites come sooner an larst nite was a bit chilly.

umekotyan said...




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Natasha de Bell said...

Amazing fireworks. Kirei na shashin toremashita ne. Subarashii!!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Magnificent! The moon is so dreamy... I was anticipating that you were going to say that you ended the night howling at the moon.

Anonymous said...

those are beautiful fireworks! i love~

XUE said...

Such beautiful display & beautiful shots too!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Today be bein Talk Like A Pirate Day an I be talkin likes a pirate awl day.
So be my crew ov Beary Pirate cutlasses, arrrrrrr!
Be yu a joinin in, or be yu swabbin the deks?

Maggie and Mitch said...

We don't put any bug sprays on any of our herbs or veges or fruits that grow in our yard, Stardust! We just pray that the bugs stay away!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Miss Autumn

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Stardust, love your callsign. I have always loved that song too, by Nat King Cole.
Love the fireworks.
You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart, Lee.