A Cold Morning in Kufri

Brrrrr…. It was cold in Kufri.

The sky was cloudy, wind chilly and there was slight drizzle, we had these ingredients to keep us indoors. Some of us had layers of clothing on; some were gulping down hot tea, glass after glass. The other best thing we could do then was chat. We were busy chatting, having a small session of ‘getting to know each other’.

Meanwhile, one of the waiters there was struggling to keep the cast iron cylindrical stove burning. He had inserted quite a few pieces of wood in to the stove and was stoking it continuously from the opening below, but the desired result wasn’t there.

After sometime he opened the cover from the top, usually this top of the fireplace is used for cooking food or heating water. I guess the waiter wanted to stoke the mellowed burning wood pieces for more fire, when all of a sudden huge blast of fire came out of the top. There was silence for split second; the waiter shut it up immediately; all of us got back to chatting again!

Thursday challenge: Fire

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20 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Ah, it does sound cold!! And what a blast of fire! I'm sure that got everyone's attention — for the moment at least!!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    that's quite a burst!

  3. EW! That sounds like you were close to experiencing an accident! Glad you are fine!

  4. Jama says:

    What a stunning shot!

  5. Cloudia says:

    Moment of magic!

    ALOHA, Friend
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

  6. magiceye says:

    Phew… fortunately no damage!

  7. Wroooooom, a burst of fire.

  8. It must have been an unexpected shock for the poor guy. One never knows where danger lurks.

  9. Panchali says:

    That could have been dangerous, Indrani. Anyway, all's well that ends well.

  10. Wonderful experience narrated beautifully. thanks, Indrani!

  11. DeniseinVA says:

    Amazing photos Indrani, They show how unexpected things happen and glad he wasn't hurt.

  12. ashok says:

    oops! and u caught it in cam too!!

  13. Gattina says:

    Nothing is better then a good fire when it's cold!

  14. ladyfi says:

    And you caught it on camera – nice!

  15. George says:

    You had something to talk about — and a neat photo.

  16. I have never been in the a conventional firewood stroked heating room. It looks so beautiful in movies, is'nt it?

  17. Jeevan says:

    Glad no one get hurt of the blast. Sounds very cold!

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