Jeff and I went to see the Bon Soo fireworks tonight. I think this must be our 4th year seeing them together now.
Anyway, Jeff’s brother Brian wanted us to take our camera and blog it for him :>> so I took my camera.
Are we old fuddy-duddy’s now? We somehow lost the romance of bundling up and standing along the waterfront freezing our butts off waiting for them to start the showaf. This year we saved our $5 each and parked the truck along a different portion of the river and watched half of them through the windshield of the truck after I got too cold outside 🙂
Mind you, they don’t have the incredible snow sculptures this year or the tug of war on the street contests that I always wanted to walk around and enjoy. It is also really nippy outside. Okay so I’m old and whiny now. But I didn’t hear Jeff put up much of a fight either. Plus I think I have frostbite on my cheek – the portion of my cheeks under my eyes have always been extra sensitive to the cold since I used to walk to school in Thunder Bay at -36°C plus windchill weather. It was the only part of skin that was always exposed. I know it gets cold fast since then and I felt it the other day when Jeff and I were out shovelling waiting for the agent to stop by to show the house (2 days ago?) This morning I woke up and that part of my cheek is swollen, pink, and is covered in bumps. There are a few more bumps going down my cheek and there is a small patch under the other eye. I’ve never seen it before. If it isn’t frostbite, then I have no idea what sort of contagious skin disease I have, I just hope my cheeks don’t fall off. It hurts a little – sort of like a sunburn.
So back to the fireworks, I decided to try the fireworks feature on my camera. Unfortunately I can’t stand myself as still as a tripod and I couldn’t wear a mitten and press the camera button at the same time so I didn’t get any stellar shots for you Brian S. ;D
Here is my handsome boyfriend Jeff. I was trying out the night time portrait setting on the camera. It was pitch black in the truck so it turned out pretty good I think.
Here is.. well whatever it is.. on my cheek (we were passing time until the fireworks began). Can you see the big patch of pink bumps? Paging Nurse Mom – any idea?
On to the Fireworks!
I imagine we’ll be long gone from here before Bon Soo 2008. I hate most things about the Sault, but I’ve always loved the Bon Soo fireworks. If you ever get a chance to see fireworks in the winter, don’t pass it up!