I didn’t realise how therapeutic fires were until I had one. There’s something so calming about staring into a wild fire, it’s flames licking at the side of the bowl. What a magical range of colours in the flames, from bold bright beautiful blue, to golden amber. The soothing sound of crackling wood and the brightly coloured embers, soaring in the dark night.

You could cook stuff in there too, like potatoes in tin foil, marshmallows smores or even tasty crumpets. Get social this Autumn and add a fire bowl as a centre piece this Autumn. Add a bit of flare and excitement to your garden.

Fires have long been associated with a cleansing energy, especially during this time the year. If you want to get really therapeutic you could even burn the things that you no longer want in your life, like negative affirmations written on some paper or old letters. Place those negative energies in the fire and wash them disappear.

Then of course there’s mulled wine. The mix of spices and red wine on those chilly autumn nights that are best spent with friends huddled around a fire. Those are memories worth keeping. Those are moments that heal.

With October quickly approaching, my favourite season with Halloween quickly approaching on the horizon. Today, I thought I’d share my little autumnal garden project, a stone circle fire pit. I used the cast iron fire bowl from the Southwood Garden Centre and was so happy how this turned out. I hope you enjoy!

Stone Circle Fire Pit

You will need:

Approximately, 12 large stones

An iron cast fire bowl

1 bag of large gravel

Two bags of smooth pebbles

A selection of nice gem stones

Two cans of craft beer

How To Make Your Stone Circle Fire Pit:

I found some large stones and brought them home, they looked like they could of been part of an old cottage. It took some time, a lot of collecting and rearranging but I was able to fit them into a stone circle.

Then I bought some white smooth pebbles from a hardware store and added them underneath the iron cast bowl.

Finally I added some gemstone and random pieces of things I’d collected over the years like old coins, smooth tile pieces and shells I’d found on the beach. I had a bowl of little gemstones for so long and they were just sat collecting dust. I thought this was a beautiful way of showcasing them.

My beautiful little cat Tiggler likes to watch while I’m busy doing little projects. He’s a house cat but he spends a good majority of the time in the garden.

Finally, I just wanted to add that I love watching the fire and every so often you get a glimmer from a gemstone and it catches your eye in the most stunning way.

This was a special project to me, I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Warm regards,

Soph.

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