Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kids















25 comments:

  1. Looks like a Vanda celebrity look a like snuk N2 your last shot.

    Nice, lovely & inviting nite time pics, Mom.

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  2. uuuuuuuh
    aaaaaaah
    oooooooh

    or sis, boom, baaaah!

    reminds me of days on the edge of the Rose Bowl at my godparents backyard watching the Rose Bowl presentation. Took me years to realize that was not normal.

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  3. I had so much fun. Little Bit did NOT want to go to bed after all that excitement.

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  4. Leave it to you Californians to get the jump on the rest of the U.S. of A. with early fireworks. Here in Bama, we're rule followers (HAR). Not a sparkler to be seen till tomorrow!

    Great shots KB. I don't even attempt to photograph fireworks. Good job!
    V
    PS Happy 4th to you and yours

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  5. Altadena marches to its own drummer--and explodes fireworks according to its own calendar. Glad you had an exciting second of July. We could hear the booms over here. Fortunately, my dog is very trusting when I tell her it's all okay.

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  6. I've never been directly under fireworks before. Now I know what all the fuss is about.

    Wish I could have captured the sounds of the kids. They were screaming, just screaming with delight. The big and little ones.

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  7. I have video of the fireworks, the kids are providing the soundtrack.

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  8. Looks like a good time. I bet it sounded even better.

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  9. AH---after my parents split, I sometimes spent the time away from my godparents place. In SoPas, sitting on the field, having partial shells rain down on you, the shells exploding literally overhead, the smell, the sound...AMAZING!

    I'm just impressed you got a shot of them exploding!

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  10. Trish! You know I'm always prodding you to spill more stories from the Pasadena years. Was this in some mansion overlooking the arroyo? San Rafael maybe? I sometimes walk my dog there and do a break-and-enter on the old batman estate. (Petrea busted me via one of my photos.)

    WV: Plise, inquiring minds want to know.

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  11. KB, I always thought you had a vacation home in de San Rafael.

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  12. SO COOL to see these. Thank you! And thanks, again, for your lovely presence.

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  13. Kids are really enjoying the air fire work !! Loved their expressions..This is great..Do check my another blog also i.e.Unseen Rajasthan

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  14. The kids are sooooooo cute.

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  15. Mr. V has one of the best kid-like expressions ever.

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  16. One of those kids is mighty tall. Despite being captured in "slack jaw" mode, he's kind of cute.

    If anyone should care to hear the sound track to the featured event on the Hikers blog you might want to mosey on over to my blog.

    Promoting myself? blowing my own horn?

    toot toot

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  17. Wonderful pics. I love fireworks with a wild, erotic passion, but my two littlest are noise-sensitive. For the past few years, we've piled kids (and the dog, when he was alive) into the van and went down to Hastings Ranch Baskin Robbins for ice cream until it was all over with. Some day, I shall return!

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  18. I totally recommend your sound effects and light effects PA. (Plus your really tall kid has some great taste in movies. Can't remember the last time I talked to anyone about Alain Resnais.)

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  19. Tomorrow night is fireworks and rain. The drama, the hoopla, The 4th!

    Nice job on the essploding, KB. I'm heading over to PA's to get Part Deux.

    PS I thought of this today and want to add another film to the funnies list:
    Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
    It's Almodóvar and it's the only piece of film I know of where '80's clothes add to the work. And then there's this kid of a boy, Antonio Banderas...and the shot out at the end is a scream.

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  20. No, that's a shoot out, not a shot out.

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  21. AH---

    leseeeee

    a house on the side of the arroyo, literally next to the Rose Bowl, Linda Vista side. Small little 8k sqft place---that was the inside of the place...dunno what the lot size was...big.

    My godmother would throw a dinner party, the whole shebang---rented tables, cloths, candles, silverware, plates, glasses---a full on party in the yard. After dinner we'd stand on the back porch and light our own fireworks---little kids got sparklers, my godfather would light off whistling petes and whatever else he got in the big box of fireworks that wouldn't set the oak trees on fire. My godfather would also make home made ice cream--for years it was a hand crank, but they graduated to one with a motor---still tasted like the rock salt if you got some from near the top of the bucket. After our own festivities we'd grab a wrap to toss over our shoulders to ward off the chill of the night, turn the chairs towards the Bowl and sit to wait for the fireworks.

    I grew up thinking this was pretty normal---that everyone got to do this and have a major fireworks production almost in their backyard. Serious shock when I was out on my own and had to FIND some place that was having fireworks and somehow get to it---the food was not nearly as delicious.

    ema and zayde are long gone, but fireworks always remind me of them

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  22. Ooh, I'm jealous! Looks like so much fun!

    Here in San Marcos we fire our pistolas into the air for the 4th, like it's New Year's Eve or sumthin.

    Que? No bueno?

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