It’s time for another entry in my Where We Live blog circle. This month, I thought I’d feature one of my favorite little towns in West Cobb. Living in Atlanta, there are a lot of choices for where to see 4th of July fireworks around the metro area – Lenox Mall, Stone Mountain, Six Flags, Lake Lanier, Centennial Olympic Park, and more. But for the past several years, we’ve chosen to drive out to the small town of Powder Springs for their Independence Day Celebration. Every year, the City of Powder Springs puts on a wonderful family-friendly July 4th Festival in the town square with music, food and bounce houses for the kids. We bring a big quilt and chairs and set up right next the field where they shoot off the fireworks. They put on a pretty good show for a small town, and it’s not impossibly crowded like some other shows. We love the relaxed small town feel and the safe, friendly atmosphere. Families spread out up and down the all over the lawn and parking lot in front of City Hall, and there are flags lining the streets. My daughter was so excited walk up the street to buy some tickets for the inflatables.
One of my favorite spots in town is the former Country Store of Seven Springs, now Kiwiquilts. It’s a former general store dating back to the 1800’s, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Waiting for the sun to set and fireworks to begin…
Time for fireworks! I didn’t bring my tripod (needed to do fireworks photography well), because I just wanted to just relax and enjoy the evening with my family, but I still took some handheld photos of the fireworks. I tried a few different things with the fireworks images for fun – I converted some of the shots to black and white, and took an intentionally out of focus shots of the smiley face firework (my daughter’s favorite).
Please continue on in the circle to see the talented work of Austin, Texas photographer, Paige Wilks.