In the USA, "Independence Day" July 4 marks the unofficial first day of "High Summer," those precious days (for me) where it is warm and stormy. Around the country, fireworks and explosives are used in celebrations of the holiday. There are big civic displays including lavish ones in New York and Washington, and there are countless smaller fireworks in those lucky states where the practice is allowed, including my state. This is a Photoshop rendition of a backyard firework array on the night of July 4. A girl dances in front of a colorful fountain of sparks.
Photoshop, 7" x 10", July 5, 2014. Click for larger view.