Every year here in the Hurunui District, there is a ban on open fires in the summer. This year, the ban wasn’t lifted until early May, because we were so dry. As soon as the ban was lifted, the boys wanted to burn the brush pile they’d been accumulating since November! One afternoon when there was no wind, I let them.
For safety’s sake, they strung a hose out to the pile and got the pump going. This is Mr. Intellectual, Mr. Imagination, and Mr. Inventor.
Mr. Handyman watching the flames.
I took Little Miss out to see the fire.
Esther’s camera caught this interesting effect—Mr. Handyman through the heat haze.
Mr. Inventor’s birds didn’t seem too worried, and neither did the cat (on a post in the center).
The fireman on duty! It was a good thing that he had the hose; the flames caught in the dry grass several times.