On Christmas night a huge 40 ft. spruce tree at our son's neighbour's blew over in the gusting winds across their driveways. Boxing Day morning saw several men gather to cut up the tree, saving the main wood parts to burn later and piling the brush near the road to burn at the first chance of no wind.
Saturday night was the night. It was the night before the full moon and a storm was on it's way.
Fire is fascinating and also very dangerous. This was contained and they had permission from the local fire department. The 10cm snow that fell during the night put out any chance of flare ups. There was just a small mound of black ash left in the morning.
I love how the sparks trailed in the night sky.
We watched, mesmerized, at the flames and sparks in the cold night.
No hotdogs or marshmallows.
Just trying to keep warm.
It's been extremely cold here the past 2 days. The night temperatures have been dropping down to -20C, or colder in other parts of the province, and the daytime high Tuesday was -18C (zero F). Today the high will be -11C. Warm?? Better than -18! We do have a few centimetres of snow on the ground now which will help protect the perennials. Our son is still installing screw piles with an auger that can go through frost. He said there is about a foot of frost in some areas now.
Hmm....that bonfire is looking pretty good.
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I hope you have a cozy day.