Today Americans will celebrate Independence Day. Fireworks will b(l)oom on the evening sky all over America. The Japanese word for Fireworks is Hanabi, which literally means "Fireflower". As Gardeners it is not hard to see the resemblance between real flowers and fireflowers - bursting in air:
Some of the shells that will explode look like golden palm trees:
Even though almost every bigger city has a public 4th of July fireworks display, the most impressive shows are in New York City on the East River, The Boston display, and the display over the International Mall in Washington DC. Here you will definitely see some huge "Fireflowers". I wish all my American friends a happy fourth of July!