Wonders: Flame

We are all sitting
Legs crossed round a fire
My yellow flame, she dances

~from "Tripping Billies" by Dave Matthews Band


We are back from our camping trip! We had a lovely time, and I'll share more photos soon. First ... must wash a lot of laundry and get the dirt out from under our fingernails.

I realized that this week's posts had a "four elements" theme (sort of), so I thought I'd share some photos of our campfire.


Dancing flames have a way of evoking so many memories for me: of spending Thanksgivings in my grandparents' mountain condo, of my first camping trips with my husband (heavily influenced by Dave Matthews), of cozy evenings spent with Elisabeth before our fire at home -- and looking forward to many spent with both of my wee ones.

baking some dump cake

Who couldn't just sit and watch a fire? It's really endlessly entertaining, if you think about it. Plus, anything cooked over an open flame just tastes better, doesn't it?