Fireworks and July 4th

fireworks, over the Mississippi

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Since it is July 3rd there is really only one thing to write about and that is July 4th. We get started a little early with the fireworks here in St. Paul, MN, and I got this kind of OKish shot last night.  I am going to go out on a limb here and say that the very best July 4th fireworks can be found at the Taste of Minnesota. They can be seen from several places along the river, on the bridges and from downtown. This shot was taken from the Smith Avenue High Bridge because I didn't feel like walking far.

Taking photos of fireworks isn't easy and I don't get much practice. I'll call this a warm up shot. The people on the bridge watching the fireworks are always friendly and ask some interesting questions.  Some will notice my camera and ask me if I am taking pictures. Others will ask me after the fireworks if I took any pictures. Occasionally someone will ask if the black object I am carrying is a camera . . honest I am not making that up.

There is much more to the taste of minnesota than fireworks. Like FOOD and rides and more.  Worth a visit if you are staying around town this weekend.  The taste is not the only game in town.  There are other things to do this holiday weekend for those of us that are having "staycations"  There is a staycation web site and they have a list of events. 

Have a great weekend and please don't blow your self up or burn down the house with a firecracker, cherry bomb or bottle rocket.  Every year people get hurt and property gets damaged, this year will be no exception.They are illegal in St. Paul but there doesn't seem to be any way to enforce the law so if you do play with fireworks you probably won't get a ticket.