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Pictures for Pam, Day 78: Magnificent Fire

Pictures for Pam, Day 78: Magnificent Fire
(+3 insets!)

Another cold and drizzly day, I enjoyed looking at the mist crawl around the valley on my walk this morning. I did a lot of thinking about the pictures I took down in San Anselmo and the fun of processing and sharing them here on ipernity.

The San Anselmo photo shoot has a seemingly endless variety of subjects which adds so much interest. Also, I had a lot of luck with usable images so I'll be able to post images for quite a while. For me, this project has been such a delight. I know that our property is overflowing with photo opportunities but change is a nice thing. I'm also really happy that I've been able to process so many of them. I worried that I would be pulled away from the project without getting to finish at least a handful. But as it turns out, I've processed over 50 pictures! I still have dozens of subjects I want to finish up but I'm enjoying every moment I get to work through each picture.

When I got inside today I was very cold. In fact, I was so chilly that I decided to climb into my bed and bundle up under my fluffy blankets while I visited my contacts on ipernity. By the time I got through all of my comments I was so cozy and warm that I wanted to take a nap! Lunchtime saved me from snoozing and Steve cooked up amazing sausages to go with our fried eggs. I also had half an avocado which I heat up, mash into guacamole and add garlic salt. It's fabulous! Steve is totally horrified that I warm it up…lol…I know it sounds odd but it's YUMMY! :)

Since I have been so cold today, I'm sharing pictures of one of the magnificent nightly log fires that my brother Brian made to heat up their beautiful living room. One evening I was admiring how pretty the fire was and it occurred to me that it would make a lovely picture. I ran and got my camera and clicked away! I am including two more fire images as insets along with a candid picture of Brian that I took while he was watching a YouTube video one afternoon. It turned out so well that I just had to show everyone how handsome my little brother is! :)

Pam, I did a search on your photo stream and discovered that you have a fireplace in your home! We do not. When we moved in there was a free-standing log-fueled heater but we hated it. There is a place for a proper fireplace but we never got it going because we have a bird and smoke is an issue we don't want to chance. Do you use yours? They can be the most wonderful source of heat, and so cozy too. When I was looking in your pictures, I found this wonderful collage of your Fire Dragon Dance. It's just terrific!! Yearly burns may be necessary jobs but they are so pretty too. Here's hoping that you are having a comfortable, warm and cozy day my dear! :)

Explored on 1/26/19, highest placement, #2.

Stan Askew, ColRam, ROL/Photo, Diane Putnam and 53 other people have particularly liked this photo

37 comments - The latest ones
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
Heartwarming ...
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Amazing shots!

Admired in:
20 months ago.
tiabunna club
There's nothing like a fire when the weather's chilly. We had one on our rural property and we still miss it during winter. Great images, Janet.
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club



20 months ago.
Wow! Absolutely stunning.
Perfect work, Janet.
Love it.
20 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Such flames fascinate ...
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
beau rendu de cette flambée !!
20 months ago.
Chrissy club
genau das, was ich jetzt brauche! Ein warmes Kaminfeuer zum aufwärmen und Energie tanken! Danke!
20 months ago.
uwschu club
Bei dem momentanen Wetter ein Genuss für die Seele. Nur nicht so dich mit der Optik ans Feuer, ich habe mir schone ein Objektiv leicht beschädigt :-].
Angenehmes Wochenende
20 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Winter is also a good season: it allows us to enjoy your nice photo!!!!**************
20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une superbe image qui réchauffe, on a en a bien besoin en ce moment il fait si froid ! En plus de chauffer cela reste un beau spectacle dont je ne me lasse pas. Belle photo bien rendue, bon week-end.
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
un piacere per gli occhi e la mente !
tutte foto eccellenti, bellissimo anche il ritratto !
20 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Love the glow and warm feeling from a roaring fire and you have captured that perfectly in this series of images Janet,
The reds and yellows combine so well.
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Oui quel bonheur en cette saison de pouvoir se prélasser devant la cheminée !*****************
Une si belle impression ici, bon WE Janet et à votre famille.
20 months ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Ich muss abrücken, es wird sehr warm… Super.
20 months ago.
Gudrun club
Just looking at your fire photos gives me a warm glowing feeling!
20 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW; cosy, comfy, well a place to be when it is cold outside !!! Happy WE, Janet !!
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Fire is always so fascinating ! It changes every moment and is never the same. It's great to watch it and let the thoughts flow. Love this picture, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Magnifique photo avec notes. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
An open fire is one of the things I really miss from my childhood. In my current house we don't even have a chimney, never mind a fire.............

Your beautiful orange and red fiery pictures have a really warm feel to them (no pun intended)! Very well captured Janet.

That's a cracking candid shot of your brother too. I can see the family resemblance (apart from the hair and beard of course).
20 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
I don't know who's more handsome, your brother or your picture of the fire..... Your brother, of course! ;o)) Congrats on Explore, Janet **hugss**
20 months ago.
Annemarie club
Yes perfect for this cold...
20 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
J'adore le feu de cheminée ! Mais je n'ai pas encore réussi à faire d'aussi belle photo...
Superbe image, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
This picture is fascinating. You can feel the warmth of the fire. I like the contrast between the dark logs, the glowing red embers and the orange-yellow-white flames.
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I just love open fires. I have two open fires here in my home. I've just got to lay the one in my lounge and then I can have a lovely coal fire burning here. I don't want to light one until it's really cold, and it isn't yet. I'm probably going to have to light it soon, because the forecast is for icy weather with high winds!!!

As for your brother - wow he is really handsome. It's a lovely photo of him too.
20 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
Espectacular... una gran foto !!!
20 months ago.
cammino club
I'm getting warm from watching! Thank you!
20 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Ein wärmendes Feuer für Leib und Seele, Janet.
Dazu ein wunderschönes Portrait von Ihrem, vom Feuer fixierten, Bruder.
Freundliche Grüße und ein warmes Wochenende
20 months ago.
Esther club
I almost feel warm from sitting by the photo of the fire. What a feeling.
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful pictures, esp. the left inset - and of course the right one ;-)
20 months ago.
RHH club
Your brother is very handsome, Janet. Would be nice, I guess, to be more photogenic but not being such, I avoid all photos of self. Better things to photograph, anyway, than my mug. Can't understand it when all the photos a person posts are selfies. Was looking at one on Google+ earlier today - someone who wanted to get on the native orchid group but who had no orchid photos and nothing else but dear self. Google+ is going away and it won't be much loss. I maintained a couple of orchid groups there, but few people are active in them.

I really like your fire photos (you should have posted more, then I could refer to your five fine fire photos). Fire is fascinating, isn't it? I always end up trying to take photos, but it's difficult to get any really good ones. Just looked through my photostream, in fact, and have only this one photo of a fire (other than forest fires, fire breathers, etc.): www.ipernity.com/doc/162835/16572227. Yours, though are excellent and the glowing coals, the grate and the perfect exposure really make that first shot.

As to lichens, there are so many of them and some are so similar it's hard to identify them. Wish I knew more, but the book I have has been of limited help. They always remind me of a hike we did with a girl who was an expert on lichens. Enjoyed her knowledge, but the day was spent (most of it) running back down the trail after her stuff which she left behind every time we stopped (phone, camera, coat, hiking poles, etc.). She did admit that she was a bit absent-minded. AWOL-minded might have been a better description.

Beautiful sunny day here and I haven't had my walk yet. Should be plenty to photograph, though I spent yesterday desperately looking for some buds that were starting to swell or some other sign of spring, but nothing could be found. Ended up photographing some of our local deer.
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
20 months ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...perfect for...Le feu et les flammes...
20 months ago.
Heidiho club
PiP 3: your brother looks so sceptic. Why ? It`s a perfect fire !
And a perfect photo of a perfect fire !
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Gosh I have never tried an avocado that way Janet ;-) One to try someday maybe!! I love an open fire. We have a log burner....that takes less getting up and down to add logs to :) Love the PiP's of the glowing fire and the candid shot of your brother is lovely. I can see the family resemblance very clearly! Have a great day, and keep warm :)
20 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Oh YES.....another perfect photo
20 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Very comforting!
11 months ago.

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