Travel Theme : Energy #2 Fire…


Fire lighting using 2 sticks

Fire lighting using 2 sticks

Fire lighting is very hard work

Fire lighting is very hard work



For the first Australians the creating and use of fire was the source and energy of their survival.

It is not light that we need, but fire;

it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.

We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Frederick Douglass


Go to Ailsa’s blog “Where’s my backpack”to enjoy more interpretations of energy.

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8 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Energy #2 Fire…

  1. great quote and great images… wow, i’d love to spend time with the aborigines… they truly are a special group on our planet…

    • They are special with an amazing culture, but sadly, like indigenous people around the world their culture and lifestyle is being eroded by the western “civilisation”

  2. Great photos. The colors are awesome. I remember trying this method of making fire as a Scout leader….(GIrl Guides?) I don’t think I ever managed it. Glad I didn’t live when that skill was crucial.

  3. cocoaupnorth


  4. I like that douglas quote – and I enjoyed your pics front he reader earlier this week – and I missed the quote ! anyhow, we have a funny saying around here – we got our fire pit in 2008 and our neighbor’s son was about 4 or 5 at the time. The trees were still just growing and so neighbors could see into yards more – and well, after we made our first fire – I guess this boy had seen and the next day he kept asking “why you got fire? “you got fire – why you got fire” and sometimes we still say that – with his inflection and we just laugh – it was fun.
    anyhow, the red and yellow in these photos grabbed my attention in the reader – this must have been cool to watch.

    • Do you still have your fire pit? Do you cook on it? I love camp fire cooking when we are on the road. It was a very good show with didgeridoo and clap sticks as the background for the dancing and story telling too. Some times they had their children in the show too

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