^^^Isn't bird watching so peaceful? I'm at my Pop's place for a week on the shore in South NJ. It's an island so there is an ocean side and a bay side. I go to this spot on the bay and watch the ospreys, herons, gulls and ducks. My favorite is watching the terns dive bomb for fish.
My mom is still vibrant and funny. She has taken me to see two good plays here, The Pianist of Willesdon Lane and Caberet (put on by a the oldest New York non-profit theatre company and an very stark and excellent production). I normally would not be able to see good theatre and I have really appreciated it.
Great day today riding bikes, people watching and now I'm in for the night reading an awesome book about the US Civil War. I really want to go out drinking but I'm trying to stay off everything right now.
All of my test shells (fireworks) I made over the last few days had consistent, heavy lift charges with symmetrical breaks before reaching apogee and with enough residual velocity to create the Italian palm effect. Titanium reports were especially impressive in this batch resulting in a symphony of car alarms after each one. A small investment into a low voltage ignition buss worked out even better than I'd hoped for as well, at least better than a classic quik-match / torch setup.
Best 4th in over a decade. Very pleased with my own display not to mention the 4 solid hours of Desert Storm erupting from the entire southland. The proliferation of class B / 1.3G devices among the general public was simply awesome.