The Bonfire of the Year!

Traditions are some of my favorite things in the world, and moving to a new house in a new neighborhood we look forward to learning and anticipating traditions that are familiar!  For the past 2 years Bob has enjoyed going to the annual Christmas Tree Bonfire out on the Lake.

This year, over 300 Christmas trees were lit on fire….and I was so disappointed that I had to miss out.  The lighting was scheduled to take place at 10:30, but knowing I had to be at work at 11 put a damper on the festivities. I joined for the social hour before…but was sad to head out the front door as everyone left through the back to go out on the Lake.

The celebration started off with an ice bar built on the frozen Lake….

There were torches, tons of pictures taken, and smiles all around…..

The pile of trees was lit….

The flames grew….

The heat was immense…..

Everyone watched in awe…..

The light was blinding….

Within 20 minutes…..

The fire dwindled….

And I missed it all….

BUT thanks to my amazing husband got some awesome pictures to blog with 🙂

Hopefully NEXT year, this tradition will be one that I will have the honor of participating in!

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