April 12, 2011

Feel the burn...


... at sunset...


... today, on the Ice Age Trail.


edutcher said...

It has that spare feel of winter, but there's just a touch of warmth at the edges.

That second one is evocative of some shots I've seen of Civil War sites. Very appropriate on this day.

JohnnyT1948 said...

I thought maybe this was what happens if the DNR doesn't approve of what you are growing on your land.

Coketown said...

I love how grassfires smell after the fact. It's kind of sweet and charcoaly.

reader_iam said...

"Feel the burn... "

Enough to make me think of '80s workout videos.

You're all welcome in advance of your thanking me for not linking to an example of the reference.

; )

wv: flogge

Yeah, baby! Go for the burn!

Meade said...

No pain... no pain.

Julius said...

That sun is just taunting you... Neener, neener, neener!

In the morning its gonna rise and kick y'er ass.

Better get ready!

chickelit said...

Big whirls have little whirls,
That feed on their velocity,
And little whirls have lesser whirls,
And so on to viscosity

~ L.F. Richardson

Ponder that the next time an Althouse vortex has a seizure.
wv = "toxenoi" phonetic portmanteau for a nasty troll.

Fred4Pres said...

Grass grows from fire like a phoenix.

EDH said...

It burns, it burns...

And It Burns, Burns, Burns
The Ring Of Fire
The Ring Of Fire

Love Is A Burning Thing
And It Makes A Fiery Ring
Bound By Wild Desire
I Fell Into A Ring Of Fire

chickelit said...

Fred4Pres said...
Grass grows from fire like a phoenix.

We've had an unusually wet Winter and Spring out here in Southern California. Just the other day I was noticing how green the hills of Camp Pendleton still were. But this begins another cycle: the grass dries out and dies out and becomes fuel for Fall fires.

Alex said...

Yuck. I was just listening to the John Gibson show on Fox News radio, a black woman caller was regaling him about what a horrible racist society we live in. He asked for evidence, and she cited one hoax case. Need I say more?

peter hoh said...

Burned: Charlie Crist.

chickelit said...
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chickelit said...

That's Byrned to a Crist.

ironrailsironweights said...

There once was a vampire named Mabel,
whose period was notoriously stable.
So one night in June
she sat with a spoon
and drank herself under the table.


reader_iam said...

Burn, urn!--yourn turn./Yearn on.

deborah said...

There is a season, turn turn turn.


(Pretty good, chick.)

chickelit said...

Thanks deborah.

That's pretty good song written by an old commie. The Byrds took it and made it better, much like they and others did with Dylan.

Pete Seeger is getting really old. I hope he lives to be 100.

Revenant said...

a black woman caller was regaling him about what a horrible racist society we live in. He asked for evidence, and she cited one hoax case

Eh, if the worst we have to deal with is whiny black people, we've got it pretty good as a country.

Unfortunately that isn't even CLOSE to being the worst we have to deal with -- but still.

AllenS said...

Yesterday, the WI DNR started their burning of areas where they are trying to promote prairie grasses around here. A huge, huge plume of gray smoke was in the air.

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