I didn't sleep through the 10PM display in my backyard though. Yes, right in the back yard. The neighbor's directly behind us put on an excellent display of sparklers, rockets and real fireworks early in the evening. Their kids were out enjoying the spirit of the night and the colors and sounds were excellent, close and loud! The back windows of the Florida room were a perfect place to watch it from. I was thankful it had rained sometime in the last few days and all the woods were wet, of course that comes from years of Smokey the Bear campaigns.
Speaking of wild animals, Silly the normally fearless cat gave the entire display a -10. She hates fireworks, and her eyes were still big as saucers as she peered out from under her fort at 11:30pm. She kept scanning the ceiling like Chicken Little, sure the sky was falling.
This was the closest display she or any of us have ever witnessed. I wonder if the neighbors do the same display for the 4th of July?