Revised July 3, 2019.
The trouble with fire is that it never stands still long enough to be seen. It’s like water falling, or snowflakes drifting down, or dry leaves blown by a gale. But the camera loves to make them stand still.
These pictures were extracted from photos of a tiny fire I built at Kieferhaven (here at Balsamea) on November 4, 2018. It was just a little pile of sticks and scraps of birch bark, something to enjoy for a little while. That little fire has lasted a long, long while.