I often enjoy looking through old photos on my laptop to see what I was doing at this time in years back. One thing I've noticed recently, that in years past, we've already enjoyed several fires out back by now. This year, between frequent weekend trips and day after day of wet weather interspersed with warm temperatures, it just hasn't happened this fall. Yet.
The closest we've come so far this season is siting around the pit a couple weeks ago, using it as a foot rest. The condensation on the bottle above illustrates just how warm it was, even in the shade. Despite the absence of the wood fire, it was an enjoyable respite.
Soon, real soon, we'll be enjoying wood smoke along with the tobacco smoke. If it would just stop raining…