Friday, February 11, 2005

Fire is pretty

The mission was advertised as a "volunteer" or "hands-on" mission, and one of the hands-on, volunteer opportunities was to put on cloth gloves, and drag branches into big piles where they could be burned. It was not very pleasant working with the thorn bushes, as they easily penetrated the gloves, our hands, and even the rubber soles of our sneakers.

The Eucalyptus grove was much more pleasant, as the leaves have a good smell, and there are no thorns. At one point I was dragging two huge branches behind me and felt rather like an Ent.

There was a chance to stop and take some pictures too. I tried to ensure a fast enough shutter speed that the flames would be frozen, I hope you like it.


  • Thanks for your unique perspectives. It sounds as if you are on something more than a conventional vacation. Perhaps you could put some of your observations in a context; eg. I have signed up for a two month vegetarian, singles, ecologically correct vacation package for liberals who owm multiple firearms. We will be visiting ...

    By Blogger pyipiy, at 11 February, 2005 18:43  

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