Wetherby has a firework display most years and, of course, there’s a big bonfire to go with it. I’d never really given it a lot of thought about how they construct the bonfire – I’m sure in the old days it would have been laboriously put together by hand. Nowadays, it seems a tipper truck is all you need – one minute nothing, the next ‘we’re ready’.
What bemused me a little was that before the unloaded the truck somebody had started to build the foundations of a bonfire, yet the workers decided it was in the wrong place? Goodness knows!
To give them the benefit of the doubt, I’ve shifted my position and created a ‘feeder’ fire illusion through juxtaposition. I could have moved a lot further to the right and included the small pile, but I quite liked the goal posts in the background.
One of the advantages of building the fire is such a manner is there is less chance of little furry creatures (hedgehogs) taking up residence for the winter.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the actual display this year. (I posted a bonfire picture a couple of years back https://stephenhip.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/feel-the-heat/)
That tree looks in danger or is it just the lens foreshortening the distance?
There is a bit of foreshortening but now you point it out, if the wind were to blow in that direction at the very least the heat might do some damage.
Pardon, but it all seems to be a pile of discarded lumber scraps, wood scraps, and whatever else that looks like wood. 🙂
And after the event, just a pile of blackened ash and metal scraps.
We used to go ‘chumping’ as kids – to collect as much woods as possible – then there was ‘The Guy’ in the obligatory old pram…
🙂 – collecting wood was part of the thing we did to ‘meet the requirement’, along with making a guy and sitting outside the local shop to beg for coins to pay for fireworks.
Not sure ‘Guys’ are PC nowadays?
no, and you would probably get ‘done’ for begging…:-(
🙂 – such is the world we’ve allowed to be created!
In the States, we can’t even burn a little pile of leaves because of the protests by asthmatics and others about air quality.
I will admit that people who burn their garden rubbish is never more annoying than when it’s a bright sunny day and I have the sheets on the drying line!