pall of smoke hanging about the valleys, early fall is still perfect weather for a little backyard campfire. We have a little house, but taking the visiting outdoors enabled us to host about 20 family members for ice cream and a campfire. My big sis was most excited about the campfire, and I totally see why - the visual warmth of the flames inspires cozy conversation, laughter, good storytelling.... all the best parts of happy end-of-summer get-togethers.
p.s. Sorry for the post delays - Blogger has an outstanding issue, but I finally figured out a work-around, which enabled the photos I thought had published the last 5 days to populate to this blog.