Happy Independence Day, everyone! I hope you all have stayed cool so far this summer. The weather has been somewhat temperamental, but it definitely feels like summer.
Either way, a lot of place have been doing fireworks. Those loud bursts of color go back all the way to 1777. They were supposedly used as a mental boost for all of the colonists. Firework displays have definitely gotten bigger since then and are set off all across the country. I love how many colors they can fit into fireworks, too. Did you know that all of their colors come from metal salts? It’s also kind of weird when you see the burst of color and then hear the boom a few seconds later. That’s the only part I don’t like about fireworks–it’s like the sync is off.
If you’re not one for fireworks, hopefully you can celebrate in other ways. You could stay cool with some patriotic popsicles. I plan on making some, at least at some point this summer. Regardless of how you end up celebrating, stay safe and have fun!