WASHINGTON - MARCH 30: Fireworks light the sky during the national anthem before the game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves on opening day March 30, 2008 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
It was a dazzling display of fireworks against the night sky. Residents in Southeast looked out of their windows Wednesday evening to see what all the booming was about.
Much to their delight, right there in the middle of the winter, was a spectacular display of color lighting up D.C. For some it was quite unexpected and fun -- a great diversion from all those snow clean-up chores.
Our hometown team the Washington Nationals wanted to get it right. It was a fireworks test to determine the best spot to set off fireworks for next season's "Friday Night Fireworks" series.
You may remember last summer when fireworks were temporarily suspended at Nationals Park. Some ashes fell on fans. No one was hurt. But for Wednesday night's test, police and firefighters were on hand to monitor for safety.