"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

4th of July Sparklers in the Backyard

We all said they don’t make sparklers like they used to when we were kids.  Isn’t that what old people say about the present state of things?

The kids had a blast running around with the dangerous  spark and flame-spewing sticks. A familiar smell of gunpowder. Smoke trails across the lawn.

Maura watches big brother Michael and his sparkler smoke trail.

Squealing.

6 responses

  1. Ruth,

    Another nice image.

    July 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

  2. I have always thought that July 4th would be a great birthday but I never knew anyone personally who had that birthday…Congrats on being another year older!
    I must say though I feel sad for your mother dealing with a newborn in July before AC!!!!!!!!!!

    July 5, 2010 at 7:42 am

  3. Sue reinfeld

    Happy belated birthday Ruth E and many more! That picture brings back memories.

    July 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

  4. Toni

    Sparklers are so much fun!! They make great birthday candles, too!!

    July 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

  5. Ruth, Once again you have captured a moment in the magic of childhood—where does it go???? The wellspring of our laughter, creativity, life force…gets layered over and I stay in business helping folks peel off that lamina! Thanks for this photo. Gorgeous children (you are so blessed) in a special moment. Love and happy summer. Lois

    July 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  6. Marie

    Leave it to kids to remind us what holidays are really about! I love how you captured not only motion in this photo but also expression. Look at their faces!

    July 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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