Many days in the winter in Southern California can be no burn days for wood burning fireplaces. On bad air days, the Air Quality Control Board will issue a no burn advisory for your zip code. Healthy Hearts web site suggests some ways to burn clean all of the time. Pesky particles from a “dirty” fire can harm your lungs, and those of others, not to mention be a fire hazard.
Ho Ho Ho, I think that this red fireplace is for decoration only, but it is very festive. I beseeched staff to find a velvet padded ottoman for me to pose on, to improve the composition of the photograph, but none were to be had. So here you have relatively short me, and a very tall fireplace. I think its very festive anyway ! I wonder what is in those stockings ? See you later pals, we are off to find some delphiniums. Staff says we must find delphiniums before we go to the sausage shop. Go figure . . .