11 June 2009


Between the cold wet grass, the gray skies, the fired up dog, the smoke, and of course the flames from the massive pile of sticks and limbs Blizzie decided to stay in her basket today.
Hubby has been on fire in the yard this year! He and the bobcat have two piles of ice storm debris like this, and a third yet to be compiled.
This one is clearly viewed from the house so I was delighted when I peeked out the window and saw it ablaze!
Fire is fascinating. I love my pellet stove, and the pellet fire is cool to watch, but wood fire is mesmerizing. The pops, hisses, snakes, and sizzles just add to the effect!
Hubby is the firemaster. I help move some of the smaller sticks but he just throws tree limbs about without a second thought of the heat!
Polar had a great time! He loves to hang out with us. He did wish we had hot dogs though... come to think of it so did I!
It was a perfect night for a bonfire. It was chilly and has been cold and rainy the past couple of days. Nice to hang out in the warm glow!
Impressed that hubby got it burned down by 11:00pm. About six hours- just right! The ice storm is fading into my memory.


Michelle said...

After our last ice storm, we lost some big branches from our maple which laid in the back yard so long my husband accused me of attempting to observe "The Cycle of Nature." Glad to see that you are more motivated than me in the clean-up!!!

EXSENO said...

I love a wood burning fireplace. I've only lived in one place that had one.

Uncivil said...

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What is the difference between Bird Flu and Swine Flu?

Uncivil said...

I love bonfires, but not in the heat fo June!!!!!
I'd have to save it for cooler weather.
It's gettin' in the 90's down here.