This was a great theme, Anders! I very much enjoyed going through my pictures to find just what I wanted.
The contrail of the space shuttle in the evening light. I barely had time to grab my camera let alone a tripod so it is a bit blurry. Kinda firework-y, I think.
A drink to celebrate with. Coca-cola, sweetened coconut syrup (which makes the foam) and white rum.
An orchid from the annual Venice Orchid Society Show, its name is Firecracker. We were down there for 2 months and it stayed in bloom the whole time. I think I may have shown this one before; it's a favorite of mine. Broke my heart to leave it so I wired it into a pocket of a palm tree, where orchids grow, and hoped it would survive on the natural rain and sun.