Tuesday, October 22, 2013

At The Fireside

It's been a cool day with a few lazy snowflakes coming down from time to time.It is a typical Manitoba,fall day.No the snow will not last yet,so we don't worry about it.
There is a chill in the air,which foretells of colder days to come.


For just moment,come with me to take one more look at Lake Minniwasta. Oh how I love pretty scenes like this.


While at a friends house a while back,I saw a tree covered with these beautiful red apples.These are not good for eating,but they sure look lovely.Is this what is called eye-candy?I think it might be.


Why don't you pull up a chair and join me at the bonfire.
The warmth radiating from these flames is just what we need today.

 DId you happen to bring some marshmallows for toasting? Yummy!
I can hear the crackling of the fire and smell that wood smoke in the air.These things stir memories that are deep in the heart.Perhaps we can watch the flames and share our hearts for a while.


As the flames die down,we begin to notice the chill in the air again.Thanks for joining me at the bonfire. Your company was wonderful.I think it might be time to move the conversation into the warmth of the house.


Oh how I wish it was that easy to get together and share our stories face to face.

May I leave you today with this Irish blessing,
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

32 comments:

  1. so very true. it looks like a beautiful way to spend the day.

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  2. The photo of Lake Minniwasta is so, so pretty. And that's a great macro of those apples. I'm feeling very toasty and relaxed after toasting marshmallows over the fire with you. :)

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  3. Oh Ruth, I would love sitting with you in front of the fire!!! And just talking all evening. Your fire pictures are beautiful. I have never seen apples lie this, so brilliant. They look more like pomegranates!

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  4. Beautiful. We should be seeing some color in the next month or so. Can't wait. Thaks for the fireside chat.

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  5. Ruth, I am never disappointed when I come to visit you. You have an amazing eye...for capturing "eye candy" no matter the subject.
    Hope you and yours are well. Happy Fall!

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  6. I do, too, Ruth. The fire looks so inviting and the apples are just a beautiful color of red. Enjoy the peace. Diane

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  7. Such a warm post dear Ruth. It would indeed be so nice to sit by the fire and share stories . The cold weather and the toasty fire.. Amazing!

    Have a lovely week ahead :)

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  8. Oh what a lovely time of year...and nothing like the warmth and glow of a campfire...I love it! Thank you for the beautiful treats for the eyes!

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  9. Dear Ruth ~ Thank you for the visit by your lovely fire. I love the scent of the fire and the warmth it gives and the glow that you just can't take your eyes from.

    My friend went to Maine recently and she came back with some Paine Balsam incense I had told her about. She bought some for me, for herself and another friend of ours. This incense always makes me feel so good, like I'm sitting before a fire just like the one you posted, or I'm walking through a woodsy place and the smell of someone's fire is wafting through the air. I can almost feel the chill in the air. Aaaahhhh!

    Thank you for this reprieve from the heat and humidity that we are still having down here in s.e. FL.

    Have a lovely day ~ FlowerLady

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  10. you take the most awesome fire photos... these are beautiful and i wish i were there with my marshmallows... i love fire, truly i do.... i considered buying an outdoor fire pit, but we have very few days i could use it... those apples look like Christmas decorations.

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  11. Oh yes, I would love to join you Ruth. I fired up the woodstove yesterday and it's so toasty in here right now. There is nothing like wood heat. No snow here yet, but it's promised for us today. I'm ready no matter. Have a great day.

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  12. Oh yes - a great way to spend your day! Love the bonfire shots.

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  13. I had a wonderful time imagining all of us gathered together. This is the first week we've had a chill in the air in the mornings and we are really enjoying it. Your last photo is so pretty!

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  14. Thank you....for the blessing and the good memories!

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  15. HI Ruth Living in Ireland, I thanks you for he Irsih blessing. Your fire photos are great adn I love the colours in the 1st shots. also gorgeous apples.

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  16. Ruth, lovely shots! The fire shots are wonderful!
    Fall in Manitoba was always my favourite.

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  17. Wow that red is so red - beautiful.
    Like the fire pit and love to roast marshmallows.
    Thanks for the blessing. : )

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  18. Sure wish I could hurry on up there to hang around that fire. I'd sure bring the marshmallows!! Gorgeous area around you there.... We are still in the upper 70's! I'd love to see snow. Guess I'll just have to enjoy all the photos that you will be posting this Winter of the beautiful snows..
    hugs to ya

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  19. Ruth, all we needed were some graham crackers and, marshmallows, and chocolate and we could have had smores around this beautiful fire....Thanks for these beautiful shots...

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  20. I can almost hear the crackle of the fire!! I made "s'mores cups" today....s'mores but fancier!! It would have been awesome to share them in front of the fire!!

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  21. Ruth, thanks for the bonfire!! Warmed me up nicely. I finally broke down and turned the furnace on. Your pictures and company are a treat as usual.

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  22. I can feel the warmth coming through in your post - great shots of the lake, eye (?) candy, and bonfire. Enjoyed your 'diamonds' shots.

    Stay warm there - temps are trending ever downwards.

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  23. Ahhhh, nothing like sitting by a fire, sharing stories, talking and laughing into the night and maybe sharing a cup of hot chocolate with some s'mores. Gorgeous photos!

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  24. There's something about a bonfire that brings people together. Lovely blessing for today.

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  25. Lovely shots Ruth! We have some flurries in our forecast this week!

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  26. Ruth, What a lovely post--so warm and inviting. Beautiful scene in the first photo, and those pics of the fire are wonderful! Sounds like you are staying cozy even with the chilly weather outside. Have a great weekend. Mickie :_)

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  27. Your fireside photos made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Sadly, burning fires in the Greater Toronto Area is rare, even though I live in a rural area.

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  28. Warm and lovely pictures and words....:)

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  29. I'd love to be sharing a wonderful fire like that with friends. We're expecting low 40's here in NW Florida tonite. Were those little apples crabapples? They are so pretty!

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  30. Thank you Ruth for letting me sit companionably at your bonfire. Yes, wouldn't it be lovely to get together for a cup of tea and a natter? Your quiet scene and the occasional fluttering snowflake take my heart right back to Canada and ice skating with my two year old on 'cheese cutters'. Such happy times we had there.
    Thank you also for the blessing, such an important one, especially as we grow older. I almost for got the eye candy, stunning, they look like miniature toffee apples.

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  31. What a lovely post all around. I especially love the sentiment. And that last image just wows me.

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