Yesterday got away from me.
Before I knew it the day was over and Mary and I were due to dine at a friend’s house. In desperation I took a slightly long way there, stopping at the top of Maungaraki, just below the water tower for a long shot across the harbour to the city. Perhaps the distant clouds would bring something to the image.
We were enjoying re-dinner drinks when someone drew attention to the splendid red sky and retrieved my camera to grab this shot.
After dinner, the city’s official Guy Fawkes fireworks display began, and the dining room offered a splendid view. Again, with permission, I attempted to catch the spectacle.
For a bout ten minutes the crash and boom of exploding shells followed after the flash and star-bursts. All very nice. It is my understanding that the phrase “rocket’s red glare” in the words of the Star Spangled Banner, refer to the defense of Fort McHenry. I have had the privilege of visiting Fort McHenry, though I was unaware of its significance at the time.
That’s all for now.