Standing outside the Fire
I wish I could share ‘smell’ through the internet.
I really do – it might alleviate a little of the smoky aroma permeating absolutely EVERYTHING here. It’s burning off season here and after our rain over the weekend, it seems like almost everyone in the neighbourhood has grabbed their matchboxes and had a little party.
I’ve WAY too many photos to put clever descriptions with each shot – so am sharing a slideshow of shots taken from schoolbus time this afternoon until the sun went down. Sharing just a little of the mesmerising dance of flames, and the amazing colours offered by a sun struggling to peep through the cloak of smoke and soot.
The shots of Axel are funny – he was not sure at all what to do. Or where to go. So he stuck mostly to my hip, figuring it was safe near me.
I have to admit, the sun shots blew me away… the ones that worked best were actually taken through our kitchen window (tinted) which cut down on the glare and really made the colours ‘pop’. No Photoshop magic here at all…
Before anyone mentions it, the kids were perfectly safe, sitting on some granite rocks with an already-burned area between them and the flames.