Sunday, July 5, 2015
Today A Big Village Creek Snake Blocks My Way After Last Night's Fireworks Extravaganza
The snake stopped slithering long enough for me to take a picture, then it continued slithering and I continued on my way.
Later on in the wheel rolling I had another snake encounter, almost rolling over a little green snake.
I saw no signs anywhere in the Village Creek zone of any type of fireworks having been set off.
My location on the 4th of July was extremely quiet. Until the sun began to set. Then I started hearing firecrackers crack, with the cracking coming from various directions, so it was multiple people doing the firecracking.
A short time before the explosions began I had had multiple text message exchanges with Elsie Hotpepper where I told the Hotpepper my zone was dead quiet, while she told me she was taking heavy fire.
What was odd about last night's banging is it was all one note. The same type crack, over and over again, as if wherever those doing the firecracking got their firecrackers there was only one type available.
Are cherry bombs illegal in Texas?
At my old home zone in Washington last night I would have seen rockets getting launched with followup red blare, bombs bursting in air. Loud whooshing noises followed by loud bangs with displays like one sees at a fireworks show.
Last night, from my expansive balcony view I saw nothing being shot into the sky.
Just those one note firecracker cracks. Over and over again.
Spencer Jack's dad called last night. He and Spencer had attended the annual Big Lake Fireworks Show the night before. This always takes place on the 3rd of July. I don't know why.
Spencer Jack's grandma, my favorite ex-sister-in-law, Cindy, is one of those rare Washingtonians with air-conditioning. Jason said his mother was conditioning her house to 71 degrees. That sounded cold to me. It was from Spencer Jack's grandma's house the fireworks were viewed.
Western Washington broke its temperature record yesterday, something in the 90s, with the number varying depending on where in Washington ones thermometer was getting hot.
Jason told me Spencer Jack convinced him to stop at a fireworks stand by the time they passed through the 3rd Indian Reservation on their drive back home from the coast. So, fireworks of various sorts were purchased and exploded last night.
I have yet to see any video documenting Spencer Jack's fireworks.....