Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fire

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A Dubai fire dancer

A Geelong bonfire.

Loved this task when on the farm.

Always lit on a cool day with rain likely to fall soon.

More than I can say about others.

 

 

 

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Gunfire.

Commemorating firing of

First shot of World War I

from Point Nepean.

August 5, 2014

 

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Fire

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Bonfire

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When living on the farm…

in late September this was a regular sight.

Perhaps not every year but certainly when

the pile had grown to warrant a clean up.

 

 

In the early 1960s, the local Boys Scouts

used to hold a fireworks and bonfire night

on our Football oval to celebrate Guy Fawkes night.

The Scout Master purchased 5 or 10 Pounds worth of fireworks.

He used a blow torch to light to sky rockers, crackers etc.

One year he inadvertently pointed the blow torch and

its six-inch flame at all the crackers left

on a 44 gallon/200 litre drum.

We had the most memorable display of fireworks that year.

Five to ten minutes of crackers popping

and rockets shooting off haphazardly about

a metre above the ground while several hundred people

watched on…barely 20 metres away.

Funnily enough we never had another

Guy Fawkes night in our small township.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Bonfire