Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Daughter Emma took this shot and I thought she did a nice job of backlighting awhile still keeping good front detail. As a kid we would soak cattails in kerosene, light them, and then march around with our torches flaming until the stem finally burnt through and the flaming head (not ours) fell to the ground. Definitely not OSHA approved play... Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Hick said...

oh man, you have all the fun. We can't do those kinds of things in CA because it would burn the place down.

I used to collect cattails, though and store them in my room until they got all fuzzy and blowing around the house and my mom finally yelled at me to get rid of the stuff but I'm sure she would not have approved of lighting them up as a way of removing them from the premises.

(During the summer I can use run-on sentences if I want.)

Heh!

Zanne said...

Thanks for the memory Cracker.

Hey Hick - Didn't anybody tell you about the trick to preserving cattails?? You spray them with hairspray......just don't get them near a candle or POOF!!!

Weary Hag said...

I thought at first it was a grilled hotdog. Another fine picture ... I don't think I've ever seen one of those up close and personal.