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Saturday, November 5, 2016

NYC Marathon's Fireworks 2016

I JUST went to Twitter to share a link to yesterday's blog post re an adorable squirrel that I encountered in NYC's Riverside Park. He/she can be seen in the first picture accompanying this Blogger entry. If you saw the aforementioned blog post, then you may recall seeing this exact image, as it was included there, along with a few other images of this sweet looking creature. I'm including the picture again today because I thought of squirrels (and other living creatures who might happen to be in the tree tops) during last night's display of fireworks (seen in photos two-three) that were featured in the pre-NYC Marathon extravaganza in Central Park.
In any event, today, while I was on my Twitter Page, I saw that #GuyFawkes, #November5th and #rememberNovemberfifth were trending. It was nice see that topics other than the USA's presidential election were being tweeted; but I confesss that I did not recall who Guy Fawkes was! So I went to Wiki, where I learned that "Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain..."

My serendipitous discovery of #GuyFawkes trending was somewhat timely. I say this because last night I had invited someone visiting from England, to go with me to Central Park, to see the annual fireworks display that occurs on the Friday before The NYC Marathon (which is this coming Sunday, November Sixth).

Moreover, the blog post I've been referencing (re the sweet squirrel) includes fun facts re another Brit, George Eliot, and her wisdom re this animal type! 

Be that as it may, I hope and pray that no squirrels (or other animals) were harmed by the extravaganza: I know the noise of fireworks truly hurts the ears of many animals!

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