Fireworks & Sliver Moon


4th of July evening 2019. I had fireworks to the left of me, a sliver moon to the right, and I was stuck in the middle, on the edge of the Rio Grande, water lapping at my toes, with beavers, badgers, porcupine, skunks, coyotes, Chupacabra and La Llorona all enjoying the show.





46 thoughts on “Fireworks & Sliver Moon

  1. I knew you would have spectacular images today. I wonder if the Bosque critters are as freaked out by fireworks as city domestic animals can be.

    • Hi Susan. That’s a good question. Our cats aren’t bothered at all by the fireworks.

  2. Beautiful photos, Tim. You enjoying them from your vantage point! Life doesnโ€™t get any better than that! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Christine

  3. Wow! You had quite a show! We are house/dog sitting for friends who have a lovely home overlooking several fireworks locations from a distance, but we were so preoccupied with the frantic dogs, we barely enjoyed the show! Poor dogs sure do hate fireworks!

    • Hi Tiffany. That’s too bad the dogs were frantic so you couldn’t enjoy the fireworks. Our kitties don’t pay any attention to the fireworks, and they love watching hot air balloons. Apparently a lot of dogs freak out over the hiss of the burners on hot air balloons, also.

      • Oh yes! This time we did feel it, it was a good one! A little scary being in someone else’s home, with large glass windows all around us! The huge chandeliers were swaying for a good 15 minutes later, the dogs went bonkers!

  4. WOW!!! These fireworks are spectacular, Timothy! Absolutely phenomenal! What a job you did capturing them!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  5. WOW! This post is a visual feast. You did a great job capturing the fireworks and moon. You laid it all out perfectly. What’s Chupacabra and La Llorona?

    • Thanks, Resa. Chupacabra is a monster who likes to suck the blood of livestock, thus it’s called “goat sucker”. La Llorona drowned her children after her husband abandoned her, and then killed herself out of grief. She was condemned to wander the earth for eternity or until she finds the bodies for her two sons. She wanders aimlessly at night, crying and wailing while looking for her children. She supposedly brings misfortune to whoever encounters her, and has been accused of drowning other people’s children in the irrigation ditches and river. I used to find her intolerably sad and whiny when she helped me irrigate in the wee hours of the morning some years ago. But now she seems almost happy compared to so many people in the age of Trump.

      • LOL! I mean about La Llorona being happy in the age of Trump. Although, I did get a good laugh when he mentioned the “storming of the airports”
        Anyway, both interesting legends. Thank you so much for the info, and I think you are very brave to go out at night with the likes of them around!

      • We have all kinds of ghosts and monsters that hang out on the property. Sometimes when we are sitting on the deck at night, a monster will walk through the bamboo shaking it and growling as it passes through. It’s pretty unnerving for guests who aren’t used to hearing monsters in a large stand of bamboo. It’s not safe to go in the maze I cut in the bamboo after dark.

      • Life’s a bit boring without monsters in your yard and under your bed. Every time Spunk comes in our bedroom, the first thing he does is check under the bed to see what monsters might be lurking there before he walks by the bed on his way to my nightstand for a bite to eat or to jump up on the window sill. I have to keep a bowl of food on my nightstand for the kitties. It started when Rosencrantz was sick some years ago, and now it’s a kitty right I can’t take away. The kitties line up on me at night waiting their turns to get a snack.

  6. Beautiful, Tim. I got a kick out of your description of your surroundings. Fireworks like that really would distract even the Chupacabra and La Llorona. Tee-hee! Hugs on the wing!

  7. Wow wow wow you got the best photos Tim. I love them too much! I’m like you I would be stuck in the middle. I love the bokeh ones and also love how some look like heart shapes in the flares. Wow. I can’t stop looking through them. Well done. So amazing. Wow…did I say wow yet? You are amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks, Narine. They put on good fireworks shows for 4th of July and during the Balloon Fiesta.

  8. Nice shots! It’s hard to take a good pic of fireworks, but yours are awesome!

  9. Fabulous photos I feel like I was watching with you. I love silver moons you captured them perfectly craters and all.

    Scary monster and the wailing mother story ๐Ÿ˜ณ I never heard that story eek. My younger brother had a cabin bed and when he was little we would scare him with tales of monsters living under beds and my parents bought him a picture with two cute looking monsters heading under a cabin bed to sleep it said โ€˜how to deal with monsters under your bed 1. Turn the bed over 2. Saw off legs ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ˜„ 3. Monsters will go elsewhere. He must have liked the look of the friendly monsters because he never asked for the legs to be sawn off.

    • Thanks, Charlotte. Cute monsters help. Our kitty Spunk was checking for monsters under the bed, so Laurie put her hand under the end of bed and started moving a rag around. Spunk was really checking it out when Laurie pushed her hand towards Spunk and made a hissing noise. Spunk jumped a few feet in the air and ran out of the room tackling some of the other kitties on his way out. It was hilarious. Now Spunk is really wary of the monsters under the bed.

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