Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Argument Against a Real Christmas Tree

Last night I went to the annual Solstice Tree Burning party.

Last year's tree was successfully consumed by flames in less than three minutes.  For reals.  I have pictures to prove it.  

The anticipation was unbearable.

Fireworks were added to the bottom...

And then it's off!

And the fire shoots into the sky.

Hopefully none of those helicopters that have been flying overhead all evening will notice.

Hopefully the power lines overhead don't melt.

Hopefully the figure in the fire doesn't decide to come out and burn us all.

Hopefully I am not crazy for thinking this is amazingly beautiful.

Hopefully the sparks don't catch the house, neighbors' house, etc, on fire.

In an astonishing short time, it dies out.

And like that, it's gone.

Also, for the record, my hair smells like a forest fire today.


LTD said...

So did you risk arrest for such fun?



MJ Morgan, Writer said...

There is something about celebrating solstice that feels good for the soul. Glad you did! I attended a less flashy celebration, but it grounding nonetheless. :)

Leauxra said...

LTD: I am not certain about the legalities of burning a really really dry tree in someone's backyard inside Denver city limits, and I don't want to know. Ignorance seems the best defense. Very fun, though. :)

MJ: Glad you noted the solstice. It can only get brighter from here!