Bonfire, treason and plot?
This is the first time I have attempted to photograph fire. The fire in this case was almost out, with just a flicker of flame fanned by a breeze.
I came across some volunteers who had cleared an area of Forest close to a stream to, hopefully, create a habitat for Damsel Flies. They had stacked most of the timber they had cleared, so it will slowly decay and also be somewhere for amphibians to shelter and where insects can lay their eggs.
The 'brush' was burned. It had been a huge bonfire, carefully tended and making a lot of heat. I was told that some of the local ponies would probably stand in the ash overnight to warm their feet.
Whenever I see a large bonfire at this time of year it crosses my mind how dreadful it must have been for those sentenced to death by fire. It is something we 'celebrate' on 5th November with Guy Fawkes Night bonfires (burning the Guy) and firework displays.
Guy Fawkes and 12 other men conspired to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. They were unsuccessful, were caught, tortured and executed.my vfxy
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