Sunday, October 31, 2010

an evening glow


It's an autumn night. The sun goes down and a blanket of cool air settles over South Florida. The Harvest Moon looms larger than life and we are given a respite from the day's humidity.  For our family, it is time to enjoy the backyard patio and build a campfire in the firepit.

I love to watch the sparks as they float into the air and disappear into the evening sky.  The glow of the fire on the faces of my family warms my heart. The smell of the wood burning brings back memories of clambakes in Rhode Island. The crackle of the fire, the laughter, and the cheerful chatter reminds me of summer camp.  I reminisce and stare into the fire. My soul is at peace. 

I chose the photo from mama-pan for both the warm glow and the perfect words that accompanied it.  "I thought about the too-late bedtime and crabby moods tomorrow. Then I thought of s'mores, guitars, late night swimming, leaning against each other by the fireside. Worth it."

No matter how warm it is outside, there is something about a campfire that draws people in.  Do you celebrate the warmth and romance of an outdoor fire with your own families? Do your childhood memories include the crackle and pop of embers?

Until next week. Have a wonderful Halloween and stay sweet.

♥ tammy lee of bliss and folly

 

september 3
september 3 by mama-pan

19 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful pix! The expressions are perfect.
Rinda

kt said...

Yes some of my favorite memories are around campfires, they are magical!

justjulia said...

wonderful photos--campfires, bonfires, they all bring back good memories.

dawn said...

clam bakes in rhode island? those are also my memories...i was born there! the hypnotic flames and the crackles and pops of the warm fire against a cool fall night...there is nothing better.

urban muser said...

these are great shots. when we visit my M-I-L in maine each year we make a fire out in the pit every night. i find it totally mesmerizing!

Holly { Soupatraveler } said...

oh, love these shots and have lots of memories of baking moon pies and s'mores around the fire. we have a fire "bowl" in the back of the garden and always have a holiday bonfire every year to celebrate the season. great post!

April said...

wonderful pictures!

Jamie said...

So lovely! Takes me back to those family times spent around the fire talking and roasting marshmallows.

Kat said...

I love the warmth of these images. I will have to play around with taking some images by the fire.

Kirstin Mckee said...

I cannot tell you how much I adore both of these pictures. I can feel the warmth of the fire on my face. Just beautiful.

maureen said...

I love how you captured the light in your photo, and it certainly makes me feel like I'm there. I love the movement in the other photo, reminds me of many of the camp fires I've shared. Excellent post.

blue elephant photography said...

we just came back from driving 4-wheelers by the river and sitting around a bonfire grilling pork and making s'mores :) love the photos!

mosey said...

Beautiful photos. I want to be right there in both of them. Preferably with a s'more in each hand.

Oliag said...

I didn't get a chance to take too many night photos...but I sure am going to enjoy seeing them here! These are beautiful...

Chelsea said...

Nothing quite like a bonfire!!

mama-pan | mary frances said...

thanks so much for including my photo--it really was worth it.

Jan said...

I can feel the warmth coming off my screen!

April said...

yay, these pictures are warming me right up, I am freezing right now here in NY!

Faith said...

Love these. Grabbing the marshmallows. I'll be right over.

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