Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8/12 Outdoor Wednesday #31

Howdy! So glad you dropped by to visit.

This log pile was cut and stacked by our younger son named Norm. We have a grand total of six piles of lumber cut to be used as firewood. Norm and my husband John, and a relative named Bob, helped a friend clear his yard of fallen trees. Then firewood was brought over to our cabin using a 1986 Ford FT150 XLT blue truck. Luckily, no springs on the truck were broken.

This fire pit was originally made by cub scouts using bricks. Notice that most of the brick has been broken from the hot heat. When bricks fall onto the ground we just build it back using the old bricks. Some day, we will need to redo this fire pit. Right now, this fire pit is good enough.

Smoke went this way.

Smoke went that way.

Here is a photograph of a Pink cross hanging on a bent tree near the fire pit. This tree in the past was used as a rocking horse by a visiting toddler named Thomas. This August, Thomas celebrated his eleventh birthday. Time does fly when one is having fun!

This unidentified plant sits in a pail on top of a tree trunk. It has been rained on. But for days on end, it put up with smoke, heat and fire burning in the fire pit.

This is a close-up of the same flower. It seems to like the location.

We had sixteen guests staying at our cabin last week. Yes, I said sixteen. We only have three bedrooms and one bathroom. Yes, I said one bathroom. These people are used to camping out, hunting and fishing. So they brought along the queen size blow up mattresses and four tents which they set-up outside. They experienced chilly nights and had the fire going night and day for warmth and to keep bears, fox, coyote and other wild animals out of their tents. A neighbor came by and called the fire "the eternal olympic torch."
Click here to see photographs featured on other sites with an Outdoor Wednesday theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


  1. Couldn't be more 'outdoors' than this!

    Seems as if you are having a wonderful summer!

  2. I'll bet you had a great weekend and I hope you are having a terrific day.

  3. great post and sounds like you all had so much fun I agree our children grow to fast my baby is senior in high school this year

  4. I love a good campfire and yours looked like great fun! That's a lot of people to entertain for a weekend ;)

  5. Great fire and fire pit - looks like a wonderful spot to hang out and visit! Liked your previous quote by Black Elk!

  6. I enjoyed reading you lovely post and viewing you delightful photos. You certainly have created a wonderful blog.
    Thanks for stopping by, Pam :D

  7. Beautiful photos! The fire looks alive on the screen. =)

  8. Hi there!!!! I loved your pics! I loved the camp fire! The pic with the hanging cross in it was my favorite! Great pics!!!!

    Donna Marie

  9. Hello Joyce, you have a great set of pictures. My favorite is the flames photo. What a great summer activities you have!

  10. Hi,
    I like campfires also.My three granddaughters love to roast marshmallows over our firepit.I have enjoyed your pics. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. 8-)
    ps It has now cooled down into the 90's here in NC