When I originally saw this last week I set it up for today's post so I could take it easy Sunday night. Then it wound up on the Today show and has had about a bajillion hits since. So, if you've seen it, skip ahead. If not, watch and enjoy, because it was really meant for you anyhow. Because you're my special friend, not like those others. *wink*
So every summer there's a fireworks competition in Vancouver called the Symphony of Fire, er... no, now it's called the Celebration of Light. Whatever. Four countries are invited to compete and they set up their displays on a barge that is anchored off the beach in English Bay. Saturday night, we went over to a family friends who has an apartment over looking the water to watch South Africa's team compete. About two and a half hours before the show started a huge thunder and lightning storm came out of nowhere and just sat over the city until after the fireworks. It was AWESOME!
See this picture? Beautiful right? I didn't take it. I could have. If I hadn't left my camera in the van and I hadn't been a big sissy about running through the rain to go get it or if maybe it was a lot better camera than it actually is. But I could have. Chad Isely is actually the guy who took the shot and was gracious enough to let me borrow it. Click on his name to see his other shots back on his flickr page. There's one of the sunset which I'd say was totally fake if I hadn't actually seen it for myself. As it is, I'm still not sure that was the real sky Saturday night and not some elaborate CGI.
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