Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July in New Mexico


The smell of sulfur saturated the air from so many personal fireworks having been deployed.



4th of July fireworks, Alamogordo, New Mexico


I took a walk down Scenic Boulevard at dusk. Many families had put out lawn chairs in their front yards in readiness for the city fireworks display to come. 



4th of July fireworks, Alamogordo, New Mexico


Children threw down poppers on the sidewalk for their mini explosions.


4th of July fireworks, Alamogordo, New Mexico


I returned to my apartment and carried a chair around the corner of my building to get a good view for myself.


4th of July fireworks, Alamogordo, New Mexico


A neighbor down the street had the radio on loud to hear the music that accompanied the display.


4th of July fireworks, Alamogordo, New Mexico

It was good to sit outside. The breeze that had started out warm turned a little fresher, which was pleasant.

Earlier in the day, I attended the Mescalero Maiden Ceremonials. The Ga'an dancers wore garments with the American flag on them. American flags that lined the ceremonial arena were at half mast to honor the Arizona firefighters who died a few days ago.  Out in the parking lot, there was an American flag with an image of Geronimo imprinted over the stripes. 

When the Alamogordo fireworks ended, it was so nice to fold up my chair and walk around the corner to my apartment. 



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