Monday, April 5, 2010

Burn Baby Burn

Three minutes start to finish. This is what the field looked like. Kids don't try this at home. It was done by professionals.
Two minutes into the burn and flames keep getting higher and higher. Someone made the analogy that the flames of hell engulf you somewhat like this demonstration.

This is 1 minute and 30 seconds from the picture below. The flames rise over the heads of these people. The amazing thing was that it was not as hot as I had anticipated it to be. The other funny thing for me was this was the first time I have been to a bon fire in a dress. Notice there are even men who are in suits. Only an LDS missionary!

This is the very beginning of the fire. They used blow torches to start it. It looks perfectly innocent, just like some children who might think it's okay to play with matches.

This may seem like a stupid picture to the theme, but to the back is the abandoned Nauvoo Pageant Stage that doesn't look like much right now, but it will come to life in a few short months . But you can also see how high the grass really is in comparison to those people standing behind it., which is really what I was trying to show.

This looks like a nice messy field that someone forgot to cut. In reality, it is prairie grass that is allowed to grow taller than most people stand. In April, missionaries gather to watch how quickly it can burn. This is one acre of ground.

1 comment:

Mr C said...

So it sounds like they do this every year! That is pretty amazing. A little scary too. I hope they had fire trucks close by.