Today’s Walking Photo: Okay, time to lean on the expertise of my horde of readers. What the heck are these little plastic thingies? They’re about 2 inches long, and at a particular location on my walk I encountered easily 20 of them scattered by the side of the road. It’s only a few days since New Year’s Eve, so I’m wondering if they’re associated with some kind of firework or noisemaker. I thought they might be from champagne bottles, but the shape isn’t right. Plus there’s that red patch at the top that looks like you’d light something with it. Anyone wanna relieve my befuddlement?