I Love Sitting Around a Campfire

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    Gazing Into Campfires

    HI. MY NAME IS ARCHIE. I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED SITTING BY A CAMPFIRE, JUST GAZING INTO THE FLAMES, WHILE MY MIND DRIFTS AWAY INTO DEEP THOUGHTS. OR JUST TO WATCH THE FLAMES, THEIR BRIGHT REDS, ORAGNES, YELLOWS & BLUES. SEEING THE FLICKERING AMBERS FLOATING INTO THE NIGHT SKY...
    LITTLEBOYINSIDE LITTLEBOYINSIDE
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 3, 2012

    There Is Something Primal About It

    There is something ancient and primal about building a fire, and gathering around it.  Some of the closest and most beautiful moments Ive had with my friends have been around a fire we built. My friend Peyton and I usually build it together, no accelerants and usually no...
    peenor peenor
    18-21, F
    Nov 5, 2009

    For Karen

    Karen was the greatest person i have ever met even to this day. she was a tall red head with a temper to match but the sweetest most caring person you would ever want to meet.  years ago we use to sit by the fire in the back yard and talk about  boys, girls, cars, books we had...
    kattarrin kattarrin
    22-25, F
    Mar 13, 2012
    jjmorrison jjmorrison
    16-17, F
    Jul 13, 2014
    happycamping101 happycamping101
    56-60, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    I'm sitting around the campfire right

    now with my mom singing songs could life be any better!!!! :)
    stonerdimitri stonerdimitri
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    Campfire Frenzy

    Had a camp fire sunday night, when something gave me a f@#kn fright, i turned around, ****!, dropped my sprite! and all it was..........all it was............hhhmmmm! ...... This is the story of my life, not good at finishing! :/
    Mimolatta Mimolatta
    46-50, F
    Sep 4, 2013

    Gypsy

      I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A GYPSY... The profile name I chose , was at random , or so my conscious mind told me , but I realize , it is not so , the more I delve into my past experiences and remember...I have always been a gypsy.  the road has always called to me...
    SWEETGYPSYROSE SWEETGYPSYROSE
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2010

    Everything Fades Away

    I don't know what it is about fire, especially a campfire, but I get lost in it. Everything just goes out of my mind. It's really peaceful.
    L96Arctic L96Arctic
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

    The Warmth Of Fire, Family And Friends

    Many summer holidays and weekends of my youth were spent camping with my family. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were always there, all in tents and small campers set around a fire. My grandfather, always needing to be in charge, tended the fire, keeping it going all...
    Kevieg Kevieg
    51-55, M
    Mar 10, 2013

    I love getting lost in the flames

    and embers just letting my mind wander where it will.
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    Yet I don't like it because no matter

    where I sit, the smoke always comes to me. Once, I just kept walking around the fire and the smoke followed me. I like the heat and the actual fire but not the smoke.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 24, 2015

    I love the beach, sitting around a campfire

    and sharing stories & memories, spending time with my family, hanging out with my closest friends and laughing till it hurts
    nivanvc nivanvc
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    I Like To Feel The Heat On My Face.

    I can sit and stare at the flames of a campfire all night. I like to poke the fire around with a stick and keep everything burning. A small steady fire is perfect. You can get close and stay warm while you talk with your campmate about whatever comes up. Camping and campfires...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Feb 21, 2010

    Love Camp Fires

    Went camping last week up to LochLochearnhead last weekend. We were singing round camp fire, we had a ball!! xx
    star26 star26
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2010

    At The Cottage

    I really love sitting around a campfire at night. Especially in the summertime up at the cottage. The smell of the air, the bright stars in the sky, and the company of great family/friends. There's usually lots of talking, laughing and telling of stories. Some of which I think...
    reallygoodperson reallygoodperson
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2011

    Campfire

           I love sitting around a campfire with my friends, feeling the warmth of the       fire. The smell of the wood burning,and crackling of the fire. With the stars       sparkling over head, like diamonds in the night sky .Crickets singing us       there...
    Greeneyes21 Greeneyes21
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    Mesmerizing

    Something about the embers glowing is mesmerizing to me. I can get lost in thought for hrs. just staring , feeding ,and poking at it. Whether at the lake,in the firepit on the deck,or the fireplace inside in the winter.It's a great way to relax ..
    Peterbilt1955 Peterbilt1955
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    its one of my favourite things.

    .when everyone gies into their tents i like to sit in front of the fire..watching the flames dance and lick the wood until it catches. watching the blue turn to a vibrant orange feeling heat on face and the soft glow on the surroundings. sitting in the shadows of flames...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 7

    I would love to build a campfire on the beach

    and wait for no one to be around. Lay a blanket down, ***** down and make love....
    SallyJones005 SallyJones005
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    I love sitting around a campfire,

    its getting back to nature. The campfire itself is great with the crackling and the red and orange glow. It is also a great time to tell ghost stories or any story really. Sitting around a campfire can also of course be very romantic.
    Willpeace Willpeace
    41-45, M
    Dec 4, 2015

    Feels Like Summer

    There are few things that really feel like summer has arrived, but I think a campfire is my number one thing, followed closely by firing up the grill for the first BBQ of the season, hearing the crack of fireworks, having a cold beer just as it's starting to get dark, when it's...
    lacedup77 lacedup77
    26-30, M
    Jun 11, 2012

    I could sit and get lost in the flames

    for hours. It's hypnotizing. Nothing like a campfire in the high mountains of Colorado under the starry skies.
    rattlethatlock rattlethatlock
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Fireside

    I love sitting by a camp fire just listening to the sounds around me. I love wating the fire dance and eat up the wood. I like the vivs colors of the red hot embers in the car and the sound and crackle of the fire
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 9, 2013

    Once Before

    And I loved it. Not really because everyone was there, but because it was dark and cold outside and the firelight was so soothing, relaxing. I love a campfire, its just so great. A small light in the darkness.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    I seen a moose in front of my cabin

    while sitting by the fire :)
    Metrix Metrix
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    Fire Therapy

    I have always enjoyed fires. Weather it be camping or the back yard. I feel it's one of the best therapies there is for stress relief.Plus the setting invites conversation, and you end up in a trance some times watching the flames dance around. And if you know which wood to use...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 10, 2011

    My Campfire Years - A Set Of Short Stories

    Camp fires...some of the best years of my life have been spent staring endlessly into the flames of a campfire. When I lived in my Tee Pee, staring at the flames and feeling the warmth on my face used to put me to sleep every night, and I think its the best meditation...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    The sound of the crackling wood,

    the serenade of the different animals' songs, the darkness wrapped around me, the moon hung as a witness to the tranquility felt, feeling at peace...it needs to cool down...I want to go camping.
    abbydallas abbydallas
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    Especially when it's with a small group

    if good people. I love watching the flames and listening to the night sounds. It's so relaxing to me. Oh! And can't forget the marshmallows!
    pinkhatesu pinkhatesu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014

    Fire

    i love to sit around a campfire and just watch the flames dance. which is not all ways a good thing for me because i also like to play with fire. i get memorized by the movement of the flames. which is annoying to who ever im with at the time because i tend to drown them out when...
    latidoll latidoll
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2011

    Sitting around the camp fire is

    so relaxing with a nice beer or glass of wine, cheers :-)
    happycamping101 happycamping101
    56-60, M
    Oct 7, 2014

    The whole Fall season here is spent around a

    bonfire or camping fire. Such a wonderful glow, the smell that won't come out of your hair and the warmth.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015

    Best Thing About Camping

    If you go camping you must have a camp fire. Sitting around, chatting, drinking, cooking marshmallows and hotdogs. Throwing a new log on. Always needing to move because of the smoke. It's just fun being at a camp file.
    roadrunner540 roadrunner540
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2011

    I Love It So Much!

    I love the warmth, the stars, the bonding, and being able to sneak off with a special person in the woods. :)
    CassiaDream CassiaDream
    22-25, F
    Apr 25, 2013

    Campfires Are Meaningful To Me.

    Whether it is a campfire in the backyard with friends or at our campsite with family, campfires are comforting. We talk, be silly, cook in Dutch ovens, roast marshmallowsand make s'mores, warm up, watch the flames, and sometimes fall asleep around the campfire.
    crosscountry98 crosscountry98
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2012

    I can't wait till spring!

    ! And the start of campfire season for us. My husband loves cooking over the fire. We will do it until it turns too cold in the fall. Being outside, having a drink, looking at th Sky...nothing better after a long hard day.
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 6

    I Love Campfires

    I think there's nothing better than sitting around a campfire having a good conversation with friends,roasting marshmallows,hotdogs or making smores.  
    ayankee ayankee
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Sep 16, 2009

    Ahhh! Sitting around a fire on cool evenings!

    Yes! This is where I either get my thoughts and plans done when I'm alone or having fun when my friends come by. Break out the drinks, mixes and munchies and let the stories flow! It's best in autumn or winter when the mosquitos are gone, but summers fun as well, just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 27, 2015

    Warm. Quiet. Maybe guitar.

    Crackling. Calm.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 5
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