I viewed the fireworks display at the Washington Monument from far away, on a high slope in Arlington, VA. The highly concentrated bursts of light looked like a volcanic eruption, especially since red, yellow, and orange dominated the color scheme. A small crowd of onlookers enjoyed the sight, framed by nearby trees. And so America's Night of Light took place for this year. And tonight I heard the first katydids in the trees.
Photoshop sketch from memory, 10" x 7", July 5, 2011.