Happy Canada Day! And/or Happy Early Yankee Fireworks Day! Confession time: This illustration is the finished version of one of the sketches I submitted for the National Post job that the art director didn't pick. I'm not one to toss a good sketch, so I decided to work it up on my own time.
Instead of making it another June illustration, I swapped the roses and honeysuckle (June flowers) for waterlilies and larkspurs (July flowers) and added fireworks to make it even more July-like.