Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Canada Day, Fireworks Or Space Explosions

Some of the many abstract photos of the fireworks.

Another great Canada Day fireworks presentation at Lambert Willson Park. I was able to sneak out to take some photographs. The truth is, and the only truth is, that every year is my practice year. I am not good when it comes to taking photos of fireworks.

These are some of the many abstract photos of the fireworks I took on Canada Day. This year I was a little too close. I was kind of disappointed with the outcome, but when I viewed them, I saw something else – explosions in space.

Speaking of explosions, I just found out today that an asteroid the size of a tour bus barely missed the Earth on June 27, 2011. I guess this is a reminder that we are always at risk.

For today let me leave you with this quote by Julie Payette, a Canadian engineer and a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut. Payette has completed two spaceflights logging more than 25 days in space.

You can imagine that when you are ten, twelve years old and you’re growing up in a town in Canada and you’re French Canadian and you’re telling everybody Hey, I’d like to be an astronaut one day. Then people pat you on the back, smile a little bit and say ‘Yeah, sure.’ And they hope that you’re going to change your mind and find a more down-to-earth job, which is what I did eventually.” ~ Julie Payette


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