21 years ago, when we bought this house, there was a distinct lack of trees in the back yard. We solved that: we planted some poplars, which grow like wildfire, some maples, which grow slower, and some other things. Now, however, I can't see much of the sunset during the summer from my back door, because the trees block the horizon. So, I wandered into the back yard, risking life and limb, or at least twisted ankle, for a couple of pictures. At 8:30:
Then the fountains that our boys lit, after the neighbors ran their aerial display.
It was a nice Independence Day celebration.