December 11, 2008

Bonfire

Late autumn clean up at the ranch...juniper branches burn fast and hot.

"In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!"

~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Trux and I cast shadows as we ponder the flames....

18 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

You know, that makes a pretty picture..I bet that stuff burns fast and hot..

Sweet Repose said...

Where's the s'mores...sounds like a cold one coming for sure. We have been so lucky so far this year with the snowfalls, last year this time we were buried under 20 inches of snow, totally ruining our Christmas sales...keep them fingers and toes crossed for us and I hope you stay warm and toasty, have a cup o joe for me too...

Anonymous said...

Hi Desert,I love your blog and you Open-minded,Thank you for shering your Desingn shapes the way you live..I will be here every day.. FiodorD

alice said...

hey Cyrus likes your VOLCANO. I liked the poem that goes with it, and I bet it smelled right nice too. There's something intoxicating about that smell of a bonfire in the outdoors. As opposed to when it's your bedroom on fire. That's never good. Unless it's your Dayton Washington bedroom, and then it's a blessing. As long as everyone is a safe distance away watching it burn. Burn, baby burn.... oh, excuse me. Got lost in a spectacular fantasy for a minute there.... yeah, sweet VOLCANO.

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful fire. It brings back memories of impromptu guitar sessions under the stars.

Greetings from London.

High Desert Diva said...

Hi FiodorD...welcome!

Alice...tell Cyrus I like the volcano, too!

LeelaBijou said...

I love the picture, it brings beautiful memories to me.

Christie said...

Looks nice and toasty after your frosty pictures. They were beautiful.

Lisa B. said...

Congrats on your blogiversary yesterday!!!
I wish we were still doing fall clean up...we jumped right over to winter and it doesn't look like we're getting out til spring!

Elizabeth said...

I love seeing Trux!
Your new best friend - he is lovely.

fly tie said...

yep. this one conjures up good memories for me as well. trux is so cute. even from the back.

willow said...

Lovely fire pic....and fab new avatar!!! wow!

M.Kate said...

Nice SSS and Trux is obviously keeping you happy :)

Karine said...

Oh, Trux!!! How nice to see that fuzzy head again. Burning is fun, but a little scary too, sometimes.

Victoria said...

A roaring bon fire and a great dog... life is good!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful poem :) The fire looks toasty warm, wish I could stick my little ice cubes, sometimes called feet, in it right now :)

Looks like Trux is adjusting and fitting into the family just fine!

Edi Style said...

We will be burning all weekend. Rain and wind all night

Hey Harriet said...

These are great. Love the pondering pic!