Thursday, May 20, 2010

Simple Pleasures

What is it about flames? Nothing seems to comfort and warm quite like a flickering (or blazing!) fire.

I look forward to woodstove season all Summer long, and look forward to campfire season all Winter long. The time in-between can sometimes drag on for what feels like forever. Too warm outside to overheat the house with a woodstove, but too cold in the evenings to start a campfire.

With warm days and cool-not-cold evenings this past weekend, we celebrated with the first outdoor fire of the season. Good friends, warm fire... ah, now that's more like it!

By the end of the evening, we were burning on one half while the other half froze, so the art of frequent body turning was being practiced, but no matter. We were in the Great Outdoors, gazing into a pit of flame and coals- I can't think of a more relaxing way to spend an evening.


Jennifer said...

oh I love outdoor fire pits! We rarely use ours now and this makes me want to build one tonight.

Feathers in the Nest

joann renee said...

i'm jealous

heather said...

Looks wonderful!