The day was so beautiful.
It drew Warren's Mom, Georgia,
outside to get some Spring clean-up done.
I would have happily been doing the
same thing, but the schedule was already
filled with school responsibilities.
However, during her clean-up Georgia
had made a massive pile of sticks,
twigs, leaves and other burnables.
After we had eaten Warren made an announcement.
He was going out to light off the pile.
I said perhaps I would join him.
He smiled and said that was why he
had made the announcement.
He went on ahead.
A bit later I grabbed the camera
and left the house.
Lo and behold there is nothing like
a large fire to draw in the neighborhood.
It became quite the social moment.
Friends from four houses clustered
around the warm fire chattering about
our relief to say good bye and good riddance
to the Winter of 2010.
Finally it was time for our young neighbor
children to head inside. They went very
reluctantly. However, just a few minutes
later a very small boy was spotted in the
bushes just beyond the light of the fire.
I watched him work his way closer until he
was behind Georgia. He startled her
when he made his presence known...and sweetly
offered her some of his snack, Vanilla Wafers.
No one else...just Georgia.
So very cute!
Before long, Ty's big brother was looking
for him and took him home once more.
That fire was like a magnet.
A place for fun and fellowship.
It was so good to be enjoying the
out of doors once again.
The evening was serene.
The fire warm as the evenings
Have a wonderful weekend.