Monday, July 05, 2010
Starburst over Shorewood Hills
There were fireworks of every kind in the Madison area this weekend, beginning with the big Elver Park event Friday, the Rhythm and Booms extravaganza in Warner Park Saturday (the Midwest's larges fireworks display), and then the smaller events in neighborhoods and smaller municipalities on the date of the actual holiday Sunday night.
We prefer the smaller, more intimate celebrations and T and M and I made our ritual pilgrimage to the Shorewood Hills fireworks, despite the threat of rain after a week of glorious weather. The timing of the volunteer firefighters who put on the show couldn't have been any better. They must been monitoring the approaching storms on Doppler radar. The show started a few minutes early, just to be on the safe side, and the grand finale was well underway when the first sprinkles started to fall. Perfect timing.