Fireworks in the summertime can be a more genteel sport than in the traditional autumn season. With a bit of luck you get a sunny day, the light is good for setting up, and your fingers do not freeze.
But the firing time gets later and around midsummer it is getting pretty close to the legal cut-off time of 11pm, especially if the audience is looking west towards the horizon. By the time the clean-up and de-rig is done it is suddenly midnight and you wonder where the evening went. But a display on a hot summer’s night is a pleasure indeed to watch.
Although 4 July is a US holiday, maybe we should adopt it as well. As a good excuse to get the fireworks out and enjoy the summer nights.