Rockets’ Red Glare

Ever since childhood I’ve been a complete sucker for a nice fireworks display. These days I’m not a fan of loud noises, especially explosive loud noises that are unexpected…but if I know fireworks are in the plan, then I’ll settle in and enjoy them for sure. I’d already had my home-base in Santa Rosa several years before I learned how well situated my apartment is to see most of the town’s annual July-4th fireworks display. Being the county seat of Sonoma County, I think Santa Rosa feels an important civic duty to have a great event at the annual celebration of US-nationhood. But the first few years I “lived” there, I didn’t happen to be in town at the right time in July. This year I was; I was free and enjoying some wine and the views on my balcony as the fireworks lit up the sky – along with a nearly full moon which was also lovely that evening. I’m fondly remembering summer in Sonoma County as Bangladesh – where I find myself now – prepares to celebrate its own national holiday on the 16th of December – Victory Day. Enjoy 😊.

2 responses

  1. Ah, the thought of warm summer days and evenings! Seems a long way away right now–at least in Pennsylvania! Thanks for sharing these, Paul!

    December 13, 2019 at 04:23

  2. Mary Louise Jaffray

    Hi Paul:

    Sorry, I have been so silent, but you are not absent from our thoughts. As usual the pictures are lovely. So amazed that you have been able to keep up with pictures and updates.

    Hope you are doing OK, I guess you are used to being away over holidays, but actually, since we have known you, you have at least been somewhere in the states several times.

    I’ve got to get a little sleep, but just couldn’t once again, not even acknowledge your update. Thanks again.

    Virtual hugs to you.

    Mary Louise

    December 13, 2019 at 04:56

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