Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Christmas is over


Last Sunday many families "officially" ended their Christmas celebration with a large, neighbourhood bonfire. This bonfire was in Arendal.

28 comments:

HansHB said...

Flott bilde!
Energien slippes rett ut i lufta i Bergen?

Andy said...

It's a spectacular way of deposing the trees.

John said...

Plenty of fire, but not much snow.

Becky Jerdee said...

Wow, they let you burn trees? We have to give ours the garbage truck...

RIZALENIO said...

Happy New Year, Sir! :)

Valerie said...

I like the detail in the fire and the child's clothes.
Back yard burning is not allowed here when the conditions are high risk for bushfire, which seems to be most of the time now but I remember the smell of burning the christmas trees from childhood.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the idea of celebrating the end of the season with a bonfire.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, like the idea of celebrating the end of the holiday season with a bonfire!! Looks so warm and I could use a little warmth here in Portland today!! Hope your week is going well, Rune!! Enjoy!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Our local township chops them up for mulch and gives the much away. It makes for a nice photo.

Phoenix C. said...

Happy New Year, RuneE! I love the rainbow photo, it looks so full of light and colour and happiness.

What a fun way to end the Christmas celebrations! I miss seeing all the trees lit up in people's windows while walking by.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Nice -- this must be a tradition? The photo has a toasty warm feeling to it -- barbara

Malyss said...

I agree with EG ; I'm always sad to see how trees end in cities, I prefer your way, which has more kind of majesty .

G. W. Bill Miller said...

Burning the christmas trees on twelfth night (Jan 6, the eve of Epiphany) is a long tradition in some places. Our church did that for a long time but finally gave it up because so many people now use artificial trees. The city of Tulsa does a community bonfire that is pretty spectcular.

Lew said...

That is a nice community tradition! Burning is not allowed here, so live trees are ground into mulch. We now use artificial trees, so ours goes back in the box until next Christmas.

Kate said...

Great way to end the season. Would love it here, but we aren't allowed outdoor fires anymore.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Beautiful shot...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is a cool tradition. We simply put ours out on the curb. No burning allowed here.

Ken Mac said...

Brilliant

Jackie said...

I love to read of others' traditions.
Thank you for sharing it with me.
The photograph is splendid...as always!

Margaret said...

The little child must be sad to see such a great celebration end for a year. But this must bring closure to the season.

Gerald (SK14) said...

a great way to provide a bit of warmth and dispose of the trees at the same time.

Petra said...

Love the colours and the symbolism of that capture, Rune. We always burn the Christmas tree after taking the decorations down and there is nothing sad about it, it's just part of the tradition. I quite enjoy the crackling of the fire... :)

Happy New Year! :)

Barbara Martin said...

Its a rather poetic method of disposing of the trees that brought glamour to the festivities.

Marie said...

Velkomponert bilde som verkeleg understrekar at jula er over :)

God sundagskveld :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is against the law, or illegal, to burn anything out of doors. It must be collected by the garbage truck or the trash truck and they dispose of things like old Christmas trees by taking them with a load of trash to a landfill.

Dina said...

What a great picture!

Banjo52 said...

The red and orange really jump out at me, Rune. And the boy's red-orange, especially his helmet, connect him to the fire, which is ironically not so obviously destructive, but a kind of light and life against the gloom of everything else. Very nice. Don't know how I missed the post a couple weeks ago.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh, I think the idea of a post-Christmas bonfire is much more fun than leaving the trees at the side of the road for the bin men to pick up.