Tuesday, May 10, 2011

63 Years Young - Israeli Independence Day

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Israeli Independence Day 2011 - Happy 63rd Birthday to this old-new land! If you will it, it really is no dream.

Fireworks were viewed (from right outside my house and yet I still didn't manage to have a tripod at the ready and the camera settings were all off - I really never learn), performers were heard, shaving cream was sprayed (by the older kids, it's a tradition and an unholy mess, don't ask), meat was grilled, friends were visited, and a grand Independence Day was had by all of us here around the island.
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9 comments:

Dina said...

Chag sameach to you all.
Yep, it really felt extra good to be Israeli today. Independence Day reminds us of why we made aliyah.

Leora said...

I think it's a fab fireworks photo, despite your description of how you never learn.

Shaving cream? Hm.

Sounds like a fun celebratory day!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Great captures of colourful bursts! Happy independence!

catsynth said...

Happy Israeli Independence Day!
It's interesting to think of how that is both a long and short period of time.

Fireworks are difficult to photograph. Yours are impressive, I can see a lot of clear detail.

Stacy Uncorked said...

You have mad skillz even without a tripod! :) Amazing shot! Happy Independence Day! :)

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Daryl said...

Israel, Prince Charles and I are all the same age ...

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Your day sounds like it was a happy one and full of fun and friends. Just as it should be. Happy Birthday to Israel.

I didn't know about the shaving cream, but the one time I was there for Independence Day, people were spraying canned string over everybody and hitting them on the head with big, colorful plastic hammers that made a squeak with every hit (they didn't hurt...very light weight).

Mimi said...

Your photo is great, Robin, even without the tripod.
Happy Independence Day!
A celebration with friends, food, bit of sun and fireworks is a good mix, I think.

angie said...

So glad you enjoyed the celebrations surrounding Israel's Independence day. Happy Mother's Day a bit late!