My city is well-known for their impressive Fourth of July fireworks display. The festivities are always held ahead of the actual holiday. This year, they were on Friday, 1 July. The Chef and I live right around the corner from the riverfront, where the fireworks are launched. We watched the display from our deck. Although we missed the lower ones due to a tall building being in the way, we saw a good 75% of the show without having to mingle with the throngs. That’s a win. Here are a few pics that I took with my camera phone. They’re not the best, but I think they can qualify as being *mildly* artistic.