Yesterday was Day 137 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge!
I decided to take a different route today, and walked through a neighborhood lined with Sycamore and California Valley Oak trees. I was surprised by the number of twigs and small branches that were strewn all over the ground. The trees were shedding kindling like crazy! It’s serendipitous how Mother Nature provides fuel for fires at this chilly time of year.
Papa prided himself on his ability to start a cozy fire in the fireplace from scratch using kindling and other materials. If you’ve never done it, you may enjoy this tutorial at “The Art of Manliness” website.