Friday, June 29, 2018

Cacophony (In Black and White)

One person's delight is another person's, "Shuddup!"
I find this especially true with the upcoming holiday aka your neighbors will be shooting off fireworks at 2 am starting this weekend until sometime after Labor Day.


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    1. I bet you do, Brian and especially the poor ferals.

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  2. Love that picture. The woman in the background didn't like the noise either. But fireworks sure are pretty

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    1. I thought this would be a good photo leading up to the 4th although we had our big celebration last week already. They are pretty but I'm pretty happy the big ta do is no longer blocks away and moved downtown over the lake.

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  3. Great candid shot! Yes, although our holidays are different, and privte fireworks are banned, the behaviour otherwise seems much the same ;)

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    1. Thanks, DS, I liked the lady in the corner in contrast to the poor kid and his delicate eardrums. Oh yeah, being illegal means nothing here and they seem pretty easy to buy. I guess I should talk having lit off several in my youth.

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  4. I9 love this picture. I imagine the child clogs his ears because he wants to stay in his own world. A very expressive portrait

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    1. I'm sure he does, Kwarkito, then found himself too close to the stage.

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  5. It happens here too. I'm not looking forward to it.

    Have a fabulous day and a quiet weekend. ♥

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    1. It doesn't help to live so close to a fireworks happy ballpark, which would be fine if I could see as well as hear them, Sandee. Ha, one just went off as I typed this.

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  6. Fireworks might be too much for young, sensitive ears. Fine photo. Hope the pyromaniacs stop lighting firecrackers late at night.

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    1. Oh, they won't TFG; and they started up as I was answering Sandee, above. I'm beginning to feel like an old household pet.

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  7. Hi Jeanna, Oh no! 2am really? Have your neighbours have no shame? Just give me the word and I'll let some off at 6am! Just as they are dozing off. The laughing lady looks like one to watch!

    xx

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    1. Ugh, it was from 11:30 pm until after 12:30 tonight and it was loud. I think they only stopped because it started raining. I was thinking the same thing but too lazy to track them down or look out the window or come downstairs.
      Yeah, she looks like a hoot.

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    1. Indeed, but a notice from the landlord seems to have stopped this nonsense for the most part.

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  9. Love the contrast in emotions, the lady laughing and the kid cupping his ears

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. That caught my eye as well, Darren so I guess I'm in good company.

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  10. We even had some July 4 Fireworks here last night... Didn't last long though! :) #sundayphoto

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    1. You know, I missed seeing any and didn't really care after hearing them.

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  11. great capture, it is true always try to be a little respectful of others

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  12. Yes, that face says 'shuddup'! Good luck with the Labor Day fireworks. #mysundayphoto

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    1. I remember not being able to take those loud sounds either (back before concerts and headphones and earbuds).

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  13. I dislike the privately-organised fireworks, that go off for a week (here it's around the Guy Fawkes night), it is so inconsiderate of children and animals. My elder boy has autism, and this is like a torture to him. The photo is very vocal, great capture.

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    1. For, not of, didn't mean to blame children and animals. :)

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    2. There's no real organizing here, Galina, just grab a bunch of fireworks from wherever you can and set them off everyday from Memorial Day through Labor Day! Yes, it's about time people consider those with autism and PTSD and animals, I can't even imagine.

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    3. Ha, I know what you meant, although my neighbor's dogs are pretty damn inconsiderate.

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  14. Poor baby. The first 4th of July we lived here I was stupid enough to go outside and argue with kids doing fireworks past 11 am. A no-win situation. Fortunately for me the one with the mouth was a cousin and didn't live there.

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    1. I would have "argued" with them if I hadn't been so tired and already upstairs. You only have one cousin with a mouth? I have several unfortunately.

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  15. Owweee. I feel for him. Not such a big problem here (because only allowed for three or four days in the county and not at all in the complex where we live)....but one year we were in Texas at New Year's and they not only shot off fireworks but also guns (up into the air supposedly).... it was awful and scary even though they were'nt allowed in our RV Park you could hear them all around. I hope they've changed that by now.

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    1. I don't think they're allowed here at all. Oh yeah, Texas, home of the drive through gun and ammo purchase. Would you like fries with that? I bet you had an Old West moment there in the RV park. RVs in a circle.

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  16. oh yes 'other people' the bane of my life

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  17. A lovely photo.

    When I was a kid, I begged my Dad to take me to see the fireworks after the flower show. He paid good money for the family to get in just for the fireworks. As soon as the first rocket went "bang", I didn't want to be there any more! Loved the beautiful fireworks lighting up the sky, absolutely hated the bangs that went with them!

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    1. Ha, Nikki-ann, I can just picture that. I always dreaded the loud ones with no pretty colors, just loud with smoke, reminds me of some people.

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