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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

bonfire under the moon light




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.


Thanks for visiting and your comments.  
I hope you have a cozy day.


Blessings,
Pam

31 comments:

  1. +How nice to have a bonfire in the Winter!
    Great shot with the Moon in the background...
    Hope to have plenty of these very soon...March 20...first day of Spring!
    Glad the tree feel in an open space...can be scary!
    enjoy your day...coldest day so far...at least the sun is out...and I am picking up Miss V shortly♥️
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  2. Fantastic images. So glad you had snow to cover up the embers. Fire is a sight to behold. This fire was pretty cool. Carol

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  3. It does look toasty and you captured the flames nicely with your camera Pam.
    Stay warm!

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  4. Your photos are incredible! We used to have big bon fires when we lived in Texas...so much fun to watch. Stay warm this week! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  5. Looks cozy though ! Awesome photos ! We are in the middle of a snow storm started over night and still snowing and blowing . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  6. Wow, that is ONE huge bonfire! Your photos are fantastic!

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  7. Nothing better than a huge bonfire! Terrific shots Pam!

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  8. glad you had snow to help contain it! burned an old cedar tree here once and had 4 folks helping to keep watering the fire circle and controlling sparks. yikes!

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  9. These are fantastic photos! I love a good bonfire, and we have one every year. SO FUN! Stay warm.

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  10. I can hear the crackling of the fire from viewing the photos Pam. :) Today it is freezing out, wind child temperature reaching down to -30 Celcius and getting colder as the day goes on. Time to curl up by the inside fire and read or crochet.

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  11. That fire makes it feel a tad warmer here too, Pam. Very cold the past few days...tonight -15 to -25 because of the windchill....bundle, like us!...:)JP

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  12. Wow amazing photos of the fire. I wonder if your son was on edge at all about his house being near. I guess they know what they're doing. Stay warm. Frigid here too.

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  13. 2 degrees here at 5 pm. Going to get colder as the night comes on. Fire is fascinating, isn't it? We sometimes have a beach fire down at the lake. oh, I could sit there forever and watch it. And I do like the heat on cool nights. Your pictures are really great. I think I thought I was at a campfire!!!!! Keep warm!

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  14. Beautiful captures!

    We're due to go down to -25C tonight... when I looked earlier it was -23. And that's not counting the windchill, which makes it worse.

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  15. Gorgeous photos of the fire! Very cool!

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  16. That does look like a very big fire. Your photos of it turned out beautifully, Pam!

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  17. Such a shame about the tree, but what amazing photos!! We used to have a lot of bonfires when we first moved here to get rid of the garden debris and so on, but never at night so I haven't seen a bonfire with sparks like that for many years! xx

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  18. Wonderful photos of the fire! I like the sparks flying in the air too. Looks very cool under the moon.
    It's frigid here too. Stay warm

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  19. the fire makes me feel a bit warmer. It is terribly cold here too.

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  20. Striking pictures! We have the same weather, except 20" of the white stuff!

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  21. Looks like a very enjoyable way to spend a winter evening. Stay warm and cozy!

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  22. Oh how pretty, Pamela. We love a good bonfire on the beach in Maine too!

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  23. Right now it's -12 here and I feel like it's a heat wave! Wonderful shots of the bonfire!

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  24. Beautiful. I can hear it crackling. We had 5 degrees this morning. Stay warm!

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  25. Amazing photos of the bonfire! We could use one right now. It's just now getting frigid in NC :) Hope you are staying warm.

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  26. I can almost feel the warmth off of that bonfire. Very nice pics!! Fire is graceful when it burns and that color is wonderful.

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  27. Great images Pamela. I love watching a fire and that must have been quite the sight.
    I have to tell you. We changed our main door and windows, as I think you know, and it is sooooo freezing here we would never know the difference OR maybe if we had the old ones we would be huddled under duvets? ;) Crazy cold here.

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  28. Winter snow lands probably the best time for a fire burn like that!

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  29. What a sight that must have been Pamela - it jumps off the screen!

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  30. Stunning fire photos, Pamela. Those trails of sparks and the glowing branches are very dramatic.

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