Friday, January 1, 2010

Midnight Madness


The night began quiet enough with a full moon gleaming down on rooftops covered in sleepy, silent snow. A coziness seemed to blanket the village on this eve of our fresh new year.

At least, that's how it looked from my window.

But 'round about midnight, the madness began. How else might one explain the willing pilgrimage of young and young-at-heart toward the southern end of town despite a frigid windchill of -41 F?

Madness! There's no other word for it!


Well, except maybe..."ooooh."


And, "aaaaah!"


Whether by hoof or Honda or half-ton pick-up...all moved toward the mesmerizing light.


Was it worth the cold fingers, chapped cheeks, and runny nose?



It's madness, I tell you! Madness!

And...a big "thank you" goes out to the two brothers who generously orchestrate this grand fireworks display each year. What a gift to our community!

Happy New Year to all of you on the Buggy Side...and beyond!


Novice Naturalist said...

And Happy New Year to you! Ilove these beautiful posts. Keep up the great work.

Jay (on the road)

Anonymous said...

Hey, That was the Blue full Moon, I tried to catch a few shots with my little digital camera. Not so grand. I got the old SLR out with a 135mm lens. When I finish the roll will let you know how they turn out. Yep, still old school in some ways. Tammy

Kimberlee said...

Thank you so much and I'm so glad to hear from you. I need to check your blog and see where you've been. :)

Old school is still cool! :) It's almost impossible to get film processed from here these days, so I'm thankful for digital, but (like you) I still have heartstrings tied to film. Hope your shots turn out to be spectacular!

Florida Beach Basics said...

And a happy, healthy 2010 to you, too! You make real a mysterious part of the world, and I appreciate it. marge