— 3:31 PM on July 5, 2012

I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday.

We traditionally try to blow things up in some sort of epic fashion, but this year, our celebration had to be a little bit low-key, with a new baby in the house. Rather than brewing up quasi-legal explosive mayhem in the countryside, we stayed home and shot off small stuff, while I smoked a couple of racks of ribs (with menthol filters, mmm.) One new wrinkle to our fireworks this year was capturing some of the action in extreme slow-mo using a high-speed (480 FPS) camera. Behold:

Watch for the dragonfly at 4:13!

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