September – last on the card

My foolish surprise when it’s time for Bushboy‘s ‘Last on the card’ always pleases me somehow – I never know what I’m going to find. My last photo for September …

Brian takes beautiful photos, which you will find on his blog ‘bushboy’s world’. He also runs this fun and forgiving challenge, where we post the last photo we took in the month just gone by.

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for 30th September.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to the post on bushboy’s blog or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine:

I was happy to see it was a fire in our wood-burner, lit for the first time this season. It hasn’t been a cold autumn so far but on 30 September the weather was wet, windy and chilly all day long and it was a treat to have this warmth in the late afternoon and evening. A kettle for hot water bottles and a pan of apples simmering on top.

These are proper seasoned logs – we burn natural wood first to collect the ashes for the garden. After this it will be whatever we can get that is good and dry – usually ‘waste’ that is otherwise destined to be destroyed for no good end. It’s got to be clean wood, not painted or treated with chemicals but it might have nails and staples in it. We have to fish those out of the ashes with a magnet! Ashes collected from these burnings are used to fill up potholes.

I love our woodburner – and it happens to look a bit like Brian’s so it’s nice to show it here.

Great to see you back, Brian!

8 thoughts on “September – last on the card

  1. Thank you Maria for your kind words and it is good to be back online. Your wood heater is like mine and it is used in much the same way. Always a kettle and sometimes a slow cooked meal – a stew or curry.
    Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂


  2. We’ve lit ours once or twice this autumn but as you say, Maria, it’s still largely very warm for the time of year. And like you we use mostly our own seasoned wood. Our wood burner doesn’t have a flat top sadly. I love the idea of a pan warming on it!

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    1. Oh thank you, Sandra. It is a lovely extra to have the flat top. We had quite a lot of trouble getting someone to fit it so that it projected into the room but not too far! Quite pleased that we stuck at it. It was on again last night – not strictly necessary but my hair was wet and so it made it a lot more comfortable. Enjoy your autumn!


  3. Hi – our family friend’s had a wood-burner cast iron stove and I remember they sometimes using it to cook on – grits and eggs.

    and what kind of potholes get filled? On the street? hmmmm curious how ashes would be from enough for that?

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    1. Not the street. You’re right it wouldn’t be enough. We rent a barn out on a farm and there are some holes around there that need filling. I have never cooked grits. One day! 🙂


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