A nice fire always makes me smile. I love real fireplaces, with the smell of smoke and wood burning, the cracks and pops as wood reaches it’s maximum temperature and combusts. I love being outside on a cold night and smelling the scent of a fireplace burning, it always gives me a cozy feeling inside. We currently have a gas fireplace but a good warm fire still puts a smile on my face. I enjoy waking up in the mornings and starting the fireplace so our living room gets toasty oasty. My dream would be to have a fireplace in our bedroom so I could always feel comforted and cozy.

Today’s picture is the fire we currently have going. It is cold, for California standards, after the rain this morning and a fire is just what is prescribed.