Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Firebugs

Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. All you have to do is "post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mr. Linky on [her] blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of anything as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give is up to you." All she asks is that you don't just post random photos that you find online. (Click pictures for close-up).




Here is a photo of my son, Troop 148's former Fire Master, with his apprentice.  It was taken on our last High Adventure trip with the troop--a canoeing and camping adventure in the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Canada.  Although Kyle enjoyed many things about scouting, his favorite was fire-building.  It wasn't a REAL camp-out if there was no fire.  And a drenching rain would not stop him (sassafras will burn in a downpour...just ask him). 



[Picture also posted for the Orange You Glad It's Friday meme sponsored by Hood Photo Blog.]

25 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

My favorite camping moments revolve around the campfire. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Bookish Times said...

Oh, that looks fun :D Love camping.Thanks for sharing

Diana Leigh said...

Sounds like he's a dedicated scout. (I did not know that sassafras will burn in the rain!)
My Saturday Snapshot

DCMetroreader said...

It looks like he had a great time. Starting a fire is always magical I think.

Bookzilla said...

I don't think I could build a fire if my life depended on it. Glad someone out there can! :)

Here's my Saturday Snapshot. Have a great weekend!

srivalli said...

I agree with DCmetroreader, starting a fire is magical. It is also magical to see your little boy as a responsible kid teaching another. Thanks for stopping by my new blog.

Sim said...

That brought me right back to my own son's experience learning how to start a fire at a scout meeting. It isn't easy!

Christine Harding said...

I certainly couldn't cope with lighting a camp fire. I'm very impressed. http://goo.gl/ZsnvZ

Trish said...

Huh, sassafras burns in rain. Who knew? Cooking on an open outdoor fire is so much fun!

bermudaonion said...

I agree - you can't go camping without a campfire!

Arti said...

Wow... must be an amazing adventure from Minnesota to Canada, long way. Nice photo!

Irene said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.

Paulita said...

Ah. I love that he has this skill and is passing it on. Here's Mine

Ginx Craft said...

Great photo. Sometimes I think the back of peoples heads can tell a lot.

Sarah said...

Sometimes I wish I was more of an outdoors-y person so I can have moments like this.

Nise' said...

The camp fire is the best part!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Every family should have someone with the knowledge that sassafras will burn when wet. Nice photo -- I like the relationship between the two people.

Cipriano said...

Ahhh, when I was young, although never a Boy Scout, I LOVED building fires.
Not as an arson or anything... but campfires and such. There's nothing like a good campfire at night, is there?
Nice photo of the Fire Master, here.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

We used to call my grandmother a "firebug" - she would have a fire in the fireplace in July if she could get away with it! lol!

Staci said...

Cool shot! I need them to show me how to do that!!

Alyce said...

I'm not great at fire building myself, but nothing is so wonderful on a camping trip (especially a rainy one) as a good fire.

Book Dragon said...

I love a fire but give me a comfy chair and a fireplace!

Thanks so much for commenting

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I didn't think anything burned in the rain. I'm good building a fire in my indoor fireplace but it has a gas starter!

Louise said...

Ah, boys and fire....

Laura BurgandyIce said...

Oh, I love fire building, too. Lol. I get teased every time we go camping 'cause I'm always trying to beat the boys to it. There's something quite fascinating about fire. (Ok... now I hear Sid the Sloth in my head. "FIRE!" Good grief.)