Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, is to “show off a few photos of the Chinese element of fire.”
The only photo I have of real fire, is this one which provided a very welcome bit of warmth when we went for dinner one evening in England to ‘The Barn at Alfold’. The Barn was built in 1590, and its wooden beams are all original, dating back to the days of the Spanish Armada. I wonder if the fireplace is the same age. Incredible to think of how many people must have basked in its warmth, including Ernest Hemingway, who frequented this establishment in the 1940′s, during the Second World War.
We’re all familiar with the sight of candles on a Birthday cake. Elyse managed to blow them all out at once.
At night, houses can look as though they are on fire, like these we saw in Savannah in December.
A true gold and orange sunset like this one over the Venice Lagoon, really makes the sky look all aflame, and that’s when I think the sun looks really hotter than hot, almost like molten lava.
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If you haven’t yet voted for my ‘Trump Tower’ photo in the Rodposse Photo Competition, you can see my entry here. Thanks so much to all of you who have already voted for me. I really appreciate your support. 🙂
The sunset photo is stunning!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Great photos for that theme!
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Fantastic sunset 🙂 Can only dream 🙂
Yes, it was a real beauty. I was so lucky to capture it. 🙂
Flaming ‘hot’ post.i love the varieties you associated fire with. And gold and orange sorrounding is just incredible!
Thanks so much, Rommel. 🙂
Love your molten lava sunset AD . Candles on cakes are so magical for little ones especially with a countdown usually 3 2 1 BLOW !
Thanks so much, Poppy. 🙂
I really like the pic no. 3 🙂
Thanks, Paula. It really does look like it’s on fire, hey? 😀
OMW I love the venice one… incredible!!
Yes, I was rooted to the spot as it unfolded right before my eyes. 🙂
That cake looks too good to eat 🙂
It was, but we did eat it, and it was delicious. 🙂
Adorable cake! I love fire in a fireplace. It just doesn’t get cold enough here to have it very often. It is lovely to look at.
I agree with you about the fireplace. I sometimes wish we needed one. 🙂
I’ll take a slice of the cake. 🙂
It was really delicious. 😀
You are fired – with enthusiasm, not as in sacked! 🙂
Hahaha…….that’s a relief. 😀
I love that sunset… great spread again..lovely…
My favourite one ever, bdt. Thanks. 🙂
That sunset is amazing! 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. I could hardly believe my eyes that evening. 🙂
And it’s really amazing that you had your camera!! So many times I see things and don’t have my camera with me!! I know lots of people have iPhone cameras but I don’t have such a thing. Maybe I need to get with the modern times!
We were waiting outside our hotel for the boat to arrive to take us across the Lagoon for dinner. The camera is always present when we’re on vacation. 😀
I used to love the bonfires we had as kids on Guy Fawkes in the UK 😀
Me too. 🙂
Beautiful fire collection, Ad! Love the cake, but the orange sunset is a breathtaking shot!
Thanks so much, Amy. 🙂
That sunset is on FI-YAR! 😉
Yeah…..it’s a real Bruce Springsteen sunset. 😀
What a great display of fire! Thanks for visiting my site!
Thanks so much. 🙂
What a beautiful cake and a beautiful Street you live on! How quaint!
Thanks, Jasmine. This isn’t my street, but yes, it is beautiful. 🙂
I love watching a good fire. These are great pics 😉
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
Lovely shots and what a great cake!
Thanks, Gilly. 🙂
yes i love a fire too … also a fire sign … but your venetian sunset wins my vote this time, such incredible colours!
Thanks, Christine. That is the most stunning sunset I’ve ever seen.
There’s nothing like a real fire Sylvia although I guess you don’t get much call for one, alternating between South Africa and Florida. My stove very nearly made it into my 10 favourite things. 🙂
No, we never use heating here or at our home in South Africa. I love to see a nice fire in a grate. I guess your stove is worth it’s weight in gold in the British winters.
Wow 1590! Here in the states it seems that if a restaurant has been around for 20 years or so everyone thinks it’s too old fashioned and no one goes there anymore. 😕
Hehehe. It just goes to show how fickle you Americans are. 😀
Great gallery again, sound like an old record. The birthday cake has all my votes this time.
Thanks again, Viveka. 🙂
You found some wonderful fire type photos!!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Cee. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
something so fascinating about fire…I can stare in to it for hours
Yes, I’m with you there, but I rarely get the opportunity these days. 🙂
Gorgeous pics ad 🙂
Thanks so much, Hopestar. Hugs to you too. 🙂
I love fires, they’re so mesmerising
My thoughts exactly, TA.
the cake photo is priceless for this challenge!!!! z
I was glad I found it. I was beginning to think I hadn’t got any fire photos. 🙂
great photos of the sunset fantastic word for all 5!
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
I love open fireplaces and one in an old, historic barn would be right up my alley.
Thanks, Susan. It was a great place to spend a cold evening.
Good fire pics AD 😉
Personally, I love a good fire, being a fire sign.
I remember, on my 40th b day in Iraq, we had a huge bonfire in the pit, and after everybody left, I sat staring into the flames – there’s something quite magical about fire.
Thanks, 68. Yes, as you say, fire is magical to watch. I find candle flames so mesmerising.