Monday, November 26, 2012

Fireplace Glow with Angie


This is the time of year when we start having fires in the fireplace on the weekends.  While searching for the Photo Hunt Fall photo I found this pretty picture of Angie from last Christmas.  I was messing around with the camera and the lights off the tree made those little football shaped lights above her head. 

As I was thinking about this picture of Angie, we had an interesting discovery about our fireplace. We happened to be burning a fire in it the whole weekend party for ambiance and partly just to take the chill off.  Then Sunday we were cleaning out the ashes when we noticed that one brick was still pretty hot and it still smelled like smoke.  After studying the brick for a while we realized it could be taken out.  Lo and behold there was an ash box in the bottom of the fireplace loaded with ashes and old pieces of burning wood!  We never knew it was there.  The door to clean it out is in back of it in the furnace room.  The previous owners had obviously been using it regularly since it's so full and they had not cleaned it out.  Now that we know about it we can relax and have a nice fire again next weekend.  Hoping to get some more cute pictures of Beau Beau and Angie.

BB, BB, and A

9 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Angie! That is a lovely photo of you.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Here in California it is hard to find a working fireplace - they all seem to have problems after a while and nobody wants to spend the exorbitant funds to fix them! Our fireplace was broken before we moved in here, and it can't be fixed without damaging the rest of the house. :-(

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! You look gorgeous Angie. Isn't it fun to find stuff like that in your fireplace?

meowmeowmans said...

Angie is beautiful! That is so interesting about the ashbox you found in your fireplace.

The Island Cats said...

That's a nice picture of Angie. We love having fires too. Our fireplace is gas, so the mom only has to turn a switch and...voila...FIRE!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We love that picture of Angie. Our mom didn't build a fire last year because she was fearful of us getting too close to it as babies. Of course, it rarely gets cold enough here to burn too many fires.

Prancer Pie said...

How nice. All us luv a good fire. We only have a fake one (gas) behind locked screens (thanks to Princeton).

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's a truly lovely photo, wonderful.

Good thing you got the ash box cleaned out!

ABBY said...

Angie all pictures of you are beautiful but this one looks like you have an amazing halo over your pretty head.