After a little research, DH and I decided to venture off to the US National Whitewater Center to celebrate 4th of July and take in the local color and watch/photograph the fireworks.
All augured well to start, clear sunny skies and the usual thunderstorms of late, thankfully absent.
However with dusk along came the clouds and the sharp crackle of lightening and thunder. Shortly thereafter, the heavens opened and down came the rain.... Cameras and tripods were hurriedly drawn to shelter and we scooched under the eaves attempting to stay dry - without success I might add.
Out came the trusty iPhone to record the moment....
Eventually the rain stopped and we dashed back out, cameras and tripods at the ready, only to be thwarted yet again as the rain came back.
Eventually the fireworks started, amidst the pouring rain and us left enjoying the show through a veil of water.
So I might not have got the fireworks shots that I wanted and lost a favourite pair of shoes (as they were totally sodden and trashed getting back throught the mud to the car) .... but it was a pretty fine day regardless.... and I hope your July 4th was full of sparkle and delight!