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Fire Fountains


I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures today, where the word we are Pondering this week is "fire"....   

Fireflies... fireplace... fireworks... and firewater all came to mind, but my favorite connection to the word fire comes in the form of fire fountains.  Have you ever seen one?  They are amazing creations where gas line feeds are used to keep a flame burning in the midst of falling water, like the fire fountain pictured above.  As with so many opposites in life, one tends to think that water and fire could not possibly co-exist in beautiful harmony, and yet they do.  I could easily spend hours staring into one, mesmerized by the dance of these two sacred elements combined. 

Last year I wrote a story about my first encounter with a fire fountain, a moment in time that remains clear in my mind, although it took place forty year ago.  Some of you may remember it.  If not, you can read about it here..

Then head on over to Brenda's place and see what others are Pondering today!
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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I have never seen a\ fire fountain before.

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    1. They are incredibly beautiful, Judy, I would love to have one in my yard!

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  2. I had never seen one either. but as I read your post I realized we all missed fireflys - we don't have any in CA, and I have always been enamored by them. Can you really catch them in a jar and light up an area?

    Thanks for pondering with me

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    1. I've seen fireflies before, Bfrenda, but have never caught them. I know Papa Bear has though, so will ask him this when he gets home from his lodge meeting tonight. Now I'm curious too! :-)

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    2. Per Papa Bear - Google "jar of fireflies" to see these wonderful little fairy lights in a jar, or better yet check out a video on YouTube to see them in action. (Now why didn't I think of that?)

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  3. HAHAHAHA over the weekend I was speaking with my great nephew about how Spongebob and Patrick could possibly build a campfire under water!

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    1. So YES... it could be done in some sort of fashion, as long as the water doesn't pour directly on the flame it will continue to burn. I'd love something like this in the house in place of a fireplace and a water wall... wouldn't that be awesome?

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  4. Ooooooh! I LIKE that! I've never seen one of these! Maybe I will need to seek one out! I can see that I would get completely hypnotized staring into the likes of that thing.

    Thanks for sharing! Learned something new today! SUCCESS!

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  5. I have never heard of a fire fountain before. It is amazing.

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  6. I remember your story from last year. It is perfect for this prompt.My offering has to do with fire and water, in a different way. Though not my own writing, I can relate. Peace.

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  7. I do an ice candle at Christmas, so you get Fire and Ice. It's very cool to see the flames flicker against the ice background and the fragments that bounce around. I fire fountain would be very cool too.

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