I finally made it to the Old Newbury Bonfire last night – a spectacular event I hope to attend every year!
Set on the resting “growing fields” of Tendercrop Farms, just this side of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a fitting end to the holidays.
Someone got the idea a few years back for the local fire dept to collect expired Xmas trees and create an enormous tannenbaum pile in the middle of the farm to safely set ablaze.
Just to watch.
Because there’s just something about gigantic dancing flames.
And there’s not much else to do in January.
A quick message about fire safety is imparted by the men in uniform before the ceremonial tree is set ablaze and tossed in with the other used conifers.
(This song echoed in the background as the inferno burned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw40NMa_0RM )
The ash will be spread as fertilizer. As it should be.
We got a little carried away with photos, but below are some of the better ones….