07.04.2015 North Quabbin Fireworks

As often happens, the sky was filled with clouds this morning despite the NWS saying we had fair skies.  But there was a gap and that can often produce some dramatic color.

So the 4th began with a bang…although we are now mostly cloudy and expecting some rain later this afternoon…just as our neighbor’s party begins.

Sunrise-over-North-Quabbin-b-070415-700WebI still have several more waterfall images to share, including a few from this morning at a different location.  But this seemed like a nice break from the past few days as well as appropriate for a fiery start for Independence Day.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 07.04.2015 North Quabbin Fireworks

  1. Jim in IA says:

    I hope the rains hold off so you can enjoy the party. You did have a nice start to the day. We did, too. It is sunny and calm with a high of about 80. Going to the jazz festival this evening to catch a good concert. Yesterday we attended two excellent ones.

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  2. Girl Gone Expat says:

    That is a beautiful morning!

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  3. Andrew says:

    Happy Independence Day Steve. That’s a fine way to start.

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  4. Very nice 4th of July as I can see red, white and, blue in this photo. I would have been excited to have found this lovely sunrise. Are you really that high on a mountain that low clouds are beneath you?

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    • It’s not that high a location but it is a good 400-500 feet in elevation overlooking the valley and reservoir. The water in the ground and in the reservoir gives off warm moisture into the cooling overnight air which creates ground fog which is what you are seeing here.
      I was quite lucky to catch the intense light that shines through a small opening in the clouds and creates some wonderful color. I was quite excited to see how it was illuminating the fog.

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  5. Definitely a luxuriously layered lead-in to the Glorious Fourth. Happy holiday to you.


  6. This is indeed a great start for Independence Day – spectacular view.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been completely discombobulated, trying to figure out why I missed so many posts on July 4th and 5th. Then, I remembered. I wasn’t home, but all of the laptops and etc were. Unplugged was the name of the game.

    You certainly had a beautiful start to your day. I do love a good fireworks show, but I’ll take your purple mountains and “smoky” valley over big production numbers any day. We had fireworks on the beach, but it was a do-it-yourself sort of event, and it was just as much fun. Even the mosquitos came to the party. All of them. I guess the drought is over.


    • Going unplugged is good for reality on occasion. It’s too easy to take our connections with us.
      We had some local fireworks but I didn’t go. I had a choice of neighborhood or town sponsored at the University of Massachusetts athletic field. I chose early to bed.


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