In Texas, fireworks can legally be sold only during tightly-regulated times, leaving stands like this one to just, well, stand there for almost the whole year. They look pretty bleak without business but with the ever-present buy-1-get-1 offer. And on cold and icy days, they look additionally forlorn.
For various reasons, I’ve been in a bit of a shooting slump lately.
But I feel like I might be coming back. On Thursday morning, I noticed the way the sunlight played across this roadside fireworks stand. And on Friday, I brought my camera, pulled off the road, and made a few images. It felt right.
(Also, for you fireworks shoppers out there, it’s Buy 1 Get 1 every day.)