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.


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