Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pyromania and Pine Cone part 3


Did the pine cone burn?  YES, because each time it looked like above, I piled more pine straw in the pot.
(we burned a bale of straw trying to burn one pine cone)


Did MadSnapper have fun????


I created "Eau de Pine Cone" and one of the most fun part of all of this was the fact I smelled like a fireplace all day long.


Did any one question WHY would the MadSnapper burn a pine cone? YES, see comment below
and the answer issssss???  Because She Could.....





COLOR ME FLAMING HAPPY!  Next time I use the Redneck Fireplace, I will have marshmallows in the house....... then you can Color me SWEET!


28 comments:

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! thinking you were just experimenting. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maple Lane said...

Very nice pics and I would love to have a toasted marshmallow!

SquirrelQueen said...

Now you are making me wish it would get cold enough here to build a fire in the fireplace. I love the smell of wood smoke. Your pine straw/cone fire made pretty flames.

Betty Manousos said...

wow! oh, flame...i just know it is a hard subject to shoot, but you did capture it wonderfully.

i especially like the first photo.

yay for a toasted marshmallow!

big hugs~

Muffy's Marks said...

Rednecking is in!!! Reminder to self: Marshmallows on the shopping list.

Linda said...

I almost feel warm looking at today's post! Have a good day, Sandra!

TexWisGirl said...

i love the beautiful golden flames. and i bet it smelled like fall. :)

Remington said...

That is really cool....I think I will have to try this!

From the Kitchen said...

Do you think you would end up with pine-flavored marshmallows?

Best,
Bonnie

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL
Mad Snapper thanks for the smoke signal congrats in the first picture.
We are getting good at reading them...might list them as our 2nd language.

As for why Mad snapper did it we say,
She did it her way!! LOL and the pictures were gorgeous and she is creative.
Hugs M&M

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I am going nuts over your photography, hotdang gal, these are outstanding how you captured the flame and smoke. SO... they do burn... LOVE the fragrance of burning pine needles...

Shoot, you make me want to light a fire but I dare not. We have not had the fireplace lit or checked out in 5 years. Maybe if I had that awesome pot you have I could go do some burning outside. HUM???? not a bad idea....

DawnTreader said...

I'd have thought they'd burn more easily (if dry) but then I've never tried. You got some very nice fire and glow and smoke pictures of your experiments!

Susannah said...

Fun project!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That pinecone looks pretty with the edges glowing like that.

EM Illustrator said...

It looks pretty cool with the flames - nice photos!
Just in from a nice walk along the pier, with some nice company ;)

SweetMarie said...

Fabulous flames!

Scott said...

Must have taken a while to get all the moisture out of the pine cone so it could burn. I'm glad no one was hurt in your little pyromaniac adventure.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These are neat photos...and I never thought of burning a pine cone before...I bet you did smell like a fireplace

Ann said...

But of course the answer is because she could...lol It's nice to know that there are others who can be entertained like this. I don't feel so alone....lol

George said...

'Because I could!' is a great reason to pursue beautiful photos. This was a neat series.

Rose said...

Oh, you and I are too much alike...I love the smell of matches...I love to have a fire to sit around. When a kid, I sat and played at the wood stove while mom cooked breakfast...you might be interested in
reading this post and
this post and this post when you have the time.

Rose said...

I meant to also say...this did make me laugh!

Debra Dickinson said...

You're as nutty as Ann's dunkers! Bwahhh! ROFLOL! :)

Deb said...

You did great! The photos are awesome! And the because she could is my favorite answer

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous photos of fire!

Dee said...

I have learned from these posts that you are determined and full of curiousness ......hmmmmm....sounds like a photographer to me :)

Chatty Crone said...

I think it's great to look at the how and why of things. Sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, now I know the answer is that we can't burn the whole barrel of pine ones we have collected that fell into the yard from our neighbor's tree. They do however make a great exploding sound when the mower runs over them...just saying.