Oh man, I'm kicking myself because I didn't have my camera out 30 minutes after I took that picture Sunday night. We had a fire event. I knew I had saved our Christmas tree for a good reason. It had been lying next to our garage since January and it was all dried out and crumbly. I carried that sucker down to the firepit Sunday night and placed it on top of the burning logs.
There was a loud whooshing sound followed by an impressive inferno. It lit up the whole backyard. Mr. B was in the house when I did it and he was first alarmed, then very impressed with the pyrotechnic display. The flames shot about 15 feet in the air. It was pretty awesome.
I will be collecting used Christmas trees next year, so make a note to set yours aside for me.