Celebration of the 4th – this was painted from a memory of past holidays spent on the lake in Galeton, PA. The town has one of the best firework displays every year. We would sit on blankets lakeside in the dark and find ourselves dotted with ashes when the show was over. Yes – we were that close. The view was spectacular, ink black mountains posed against the smokey twilit sky, the fireworks extensive and bold, reflected in the dark still water of the cold mountain lake. Wherever you celebrate enjoy the splendor of the summer. To my Banana Factory friends and colleagues have a safe and wonderful holiday under the stars!