Thursday, December 27, 2012


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There is a certain special warmth I feel when sitting out in the snow covered wilderness next to a big campfire.  It’s one of the reasons I like going up to our property in the winter.  We can build BIG fires in the winter, when everything is covered in snow, that we can’t in the summer when everything is dry.

A couple of years ago we decided it was time to get rid of a bunch of cabinets we had stored in the shed up there.  We were going to use them in the cabin, but they had become home to the local rodentia.

Not wanting to haul the hantavirus home with us, we figured the best thing to do was to burn them all right there.  So we waited until winter and then had us one nice bonfire.

Fire; warmth and virus killer.  And incredibly fascinating.  I can watch for hours.

No, I’m not a pyromaniac.  I don’t feel compelled to light fires, except when camping.  And I don’t light huge ones unless the conditions are safe.

So, maybe I’m a situational-pyromaniac?


Lisa Shafer said...

Situational pyromania. I like it.
Nice pics. :)

Alexia said...

Definitely warm - but I find these shots quite frightening - good photography!

Karen S. said...

Wow, You light a mighty fire! I can feel the warmth come floating through! Great ending to a life long served by some good old wood!

Gilly said...

Ooh! I love a good bonfire! Great pics - and a great idea if you are unlucky enough to live in a hantavirus area!

Bob Scotney said...

What a lovely sight especially when I look out of my window and it's 'hissing' down again.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I burned up an old dresser and some other junk furniture this winter, too.

Amazingly bright and hot fire.