Happy Tuesday peeps! How was your Australia Day long weekend?
|Proud to be Australian!|
We had a busy and fun weekend, then we kicked back for a chill Monday, just lazing around at home, sleeping in and recovering from all the Australia Day excitement.
|City of Perth Australia Day Celebrations|
On Sunday we headed into the city to watch the Perth Skyworks fireworks show. There was a big carnival atmosphere in Langley Park by the river front, with street food vendors, entertainment, games and bouncy castles for the kids.
|Because it’s summer|
We found a picnic spot, laid out our picnic mat, kicked back with some food and snacks and just soaked up the sunshine and revelry all around us.
|Enjoying our Australia Day in classic picnic style|
Nathan really enjoyed watching the air show of airplanes, sky writers, fighter jets, helicopters and skydivers.
|Watching the Perth Australia Day Air Show|
But he was absolutely blown away by the big highlight of the night. This was the very first time in his life he saw fireworks… he was completely captivated by the bright, dazzling, sparkling fire lighting up the night sky.
|Completely captivated by the fireworks display|
Each firework display kept getting bigger and more beautiful than the previous one, I was tempted to keep snapping away on my camera.
|Happy Australia Day!|
But then I realised that the beauty of fireworks can never be fully captured on camera. A camera can’t capture the second when the whole sky suddenly lights up with each burst of flare; it cannot capture the smell of fire and smoke in the air; nor can it capture the cheers of the crowd and the vibe and excitement all around.
So after a snapping a few shots, I put down the camera and just looked, and smelled, and just simply ‘be’ in the moment.
Do you like the smell of fireworks? How did you spend your Australia Day this year?
Linking up to Jess @ IBOT