“Fire is the most tolerable third party” Henry David Thoreau
“Fireside chat” was photographed at the river in Phonecia, N.Y.. One thing that I have learned in my travel adventures is that everything is better with a fire. One does not need t.v. or even conversation when you share your space with the merry crackle of a wood fire. The earthy smell of the smoke, the surprise of how it burns. It can be a mesmerizing and elaborate puzzle, like a beautiful performance.
Fires, like people, are different. There are many ways to create fire. My husband, who is German, likes his to be made square and to burn square. Not always easy. My friend Z makes fires often in her upstate home. She likes to collect everything before beginning. Dried hemlock branches and little twigs work well, starting small and building up from there. If you guys are interested, write into the comments section and I will consider doing an article about how to make a fire.
Sorry that I can’t get enough of Thoreau, but the guy says it so well!