I’m back with the second part of our fourth of July adventures! You can read the first part here. This post contains a lot of summer fun, from sparklers and bonfires to picnics and string lights. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!
Let’s start with this lovely July 4th bouquet my sister picked for our picnic table. Isn’t it so bright and cheerful?
My grandparents brought some sweet corn down to have for supper. Yummmm.
My aunt, who is a professional photographer, meandered around our garden, taking beautiful pictures.
My brother, on the other hand, raced around the garden, electrocuting bugs with his electric fly swatter. :’D Oh dear.
MUST. FIND. MORE. BUGS.
Mom and I hung up these lovely string lights especially for the weekend, but they were so pretty we still haven’t taken them down. Aren’t string lights magical?
At last the food was all ready, mostly thanks to my mom and grandmother, and we gathered round for supper.
Mom spent a long time making these kebabs, which we were all very grateful for because they were scrumptious!
Ahhh I love this picture! So aesthetic. 😛
Once the sun went down and we finished our picnic, we moved down to the pond where the boys had heaped up some brush wood for a fire. My cousins and sisters and I lighted Tikki Torches in hopes of keeping away mosquitoes.
And voila – fire!
Bonfires are so fun to photograph, especially if you can capture the movement of the flames.
The sparks made their own galaxy streaming up from the fire. So pretty. ❤
After a bit, we unwrapped some of the sparklers my cousin and sister had picked up. They accidentally got a lot more than they planned too, but that was fun! 😀 Now begins a series of dramatic pictures of playing with fire…
This is definitely one of my favorite photos from the post. ❤
We lit our sparklers at one of the torches. They took a surprisingly long time to catch on fire, but it worked.
Doesn’t this picture look like something from an adventure movie, perhaps set in a cave?
BAHAHA. I saved this photo from a video, which is why it’s so blurry, but isn’t Megan’s expression hilarious?? “What is this strange fire stick?”
Jeff either looks cool, perplexed, or disgusted. I can’t quite decide.
Whoa, it looks like Jeff is squeezing sparks out of his fist!
This looks like an album cover or something. XD I’m not quite sure why blurry photos have become “aesthetic,” but anyway… here you go! 😛
I tried to capture a little light painting, but gave up because I didn’t have a tripod and my aunt later took much better ones, which I participated in. But here’s one of the few I got.
This one actually looks pretty neat! Jeff tried lighting three sparklers at once, which worked except the bottom one fizzled out too soon in this picture. 😛
After much bonfiring and sparklering, we headed up to the house to get some sleep. I love how our house looks at night when it’s all lit up inside. ❤
And that, my friends, covers the second half of our July 4th (technically July 5th) celebration. I hope you enjoyed those photos as much as I did!
Which lights did you like best: the string lights, bonfire, sparklers, or torches? What do you think of Jeff’s bug zapper? XD How was your Independence Day if you live in America?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 35 mm lens. Edited with picmonkey.com.