Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, July 6, 2012

#4 A Roadside Stand Selling Something

My second contribution for Rinda's 2012 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt is #4 on the list - A Roadside Stand Selling Something. I knew it would be easy to capture photos of roadside fireworks stands this week as we celebrated the Fourth of July. (There are only three short time periods that the sale of fireworks is legal here in Texas, June 24 - July 4 being one of those.)

Of course, we passed quite a few other stands as well on our drive out to enjoy lunch with my parents on the Fourth.





Now I'm on the lookout for the other 19 items on Rinda's list!

13 comments:

Alison said...

Great pictures Melissa...I remember seeing those roadside firework sellers ,when we were in Dallas over this period in 2009!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

What a fun scavenger hunt! You're really able to cross this one off the list! This reminds me of a permanent fireworks stand on the road outside of Chattanooga TN. I would pass it every time I drove to Florida. I always wondered, do people really buy fireworks in March? LOL. I wouldn't think it would be too profitable 365 days a year.

Jane said...

great photos Melissa, we have fireworks over the sea all through the summer, you get fed up with it by September!

scrappyjacky said...

This definately wouldn't be one you'd find in the UK....although fireworks can be sold all year....it's only in certain shops.

helena said...

one thing I love about the scavenger hunt is seeing how different small things are in toehr places - roadside firework stands don't exist in UK

Jimjams said...

^^^ What Helena said :o)
I was just going to say what an unusual way to sell fireworks!!
I wish the sale was equally restricted in the UK - and that the display-style fireworks were properly licensed!

Hope you had a great 4th July trip!

Elizabeth said...

Darn, I never even thought of firework sellers as roadside stands. Of course they are! I was looking for the farmer's produce stands and haven't found one yet. Looks like I missed my chance for the fireworks--they've all folded up and left now.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Great set of photographs and I love the More bang for your Buck title. Never seen these stands before so thank you for showing them. Haven't found my roadside stand yet, got to keep looking!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I adore this! Don't tell anyone but it may be my favorite of the finds so far. I love fireworks stands and fireworks in general - great job!
Rinda

Beverly said...

You definitely covered this one, Melissa :) I was so bummed, I saw horses driving to the river but the camera wasn't accessible. On the drive back I had it beside me with the big lens on...did I see a horse, nope, nary a one @@ Check on Wednesday to see what I crossed off the list ;)

debs14 said...

Although we can buy fireworks anytime over here in the UK, you would never see them on sale by the side of a road! Only certain shops can sell them and they have to be locked away and you have to be a certain age to buy them. November 5th is our big firework day when we celebrate Guy Fawkes day.

Karen said...

It's illegal to sell fireworks in New York so I'd have to go to Pennsylvania to find one of these!

boysmum2 said...

Those sort of stands pop up here in Nov in time for fireworks day on the 5th. Will ahve to find something else to picture as can't wait until Nov!