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July 4, Hyannis Port


I once rashly and very publicly proclaimed that all fireworks photos are the same. Cape Cod was to prove me wrong. As my family and I waited for a fireworks show on the beach at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, one July Fourth, we noticed a mysterious orange blob appear on the horizon. As the form gradually rose and began to take shape, we realized it was the full moon coming up over the ocean exactly where the show was to take place. And when darkness fell, the moon suddenly found itself surrounded by bursting Independence Day shells, silhouetting the boats as they bobbed in the harbor below. The beach, the boats and the full moon had conspired to prove me wrong.
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