The night sky, silent, pitch black;
Soon followed by the sounds of crackling and popping like a fire,
Then, you look up to see, colors glimmering in splashes in the sky,
Fireworks, like rainbows in the night sky.
– Dang Xiong
I took these pictures during a wedding celebration near our house, in which the wedding party lit crackers and fireworks, illuminating the inky black night sky with showers of gold, ruby, amber, sapphires, emerald and topazes, like some eccentric god had scattered a fistful of gems on the sky.