not so Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

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not so Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

Cane smoke rising from a sugar cane fire.  It's not unusual to see this since it's a common practice by the sugar can growers before they harvest.  I remember being surprised to see this for the first time.

Wordless Wednesday - cane fire on Maui

It always reminds me of this song by the Peter Moon Band from back in the day....

 

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Very interesting. I always enjoy learning more about Hawaiian life.

April 13, 2011 05:10 AM
Rainer
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Cindy Logan
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Aah, Maui!  I've gotta get back there soon.  Missing Maui!

April 13, 2011 05:14 AM
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Georgina, looks like a fire we had here last week. No one hurt and no property damage. Just a wild grass fire.

Still something you just don't see veryday. Good pics.

Clint

April 13, 2011 05:16 AM
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Phil Leng
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Hi Georgina,

Nice pictures. Unusual content. I guess with breezes blowing constantly and an entire ocean before the western coastline, the environmental considerations are minimal.

Fun song!

Thanks

Phil

April 13, 2011 05:24 AM
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Michael Thornton
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Good morning, Georgina. Interesting. We had a lot of folks grow sugar cane in Georgia and I remember them doing this too...

April 13, 2011 05:32 AM
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Howdy and morning to you Georgina

Georgina,
I remember seeing Sugar Cane Filed fires, when I was in Hawaii on R & R.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

April 13, 2011 07:20 AM
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Maggie McFarland
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Georginia - I love that you have a theme song for your pictures! :-) On another note - do you ever get immune to the beauty of where you live?? I think it would be next to impossible to not be blown away by what you see every day...

April 13, 2011 07:42 AM
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Georgie Hunter
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Hi everyone and thanks for your comments!

Phil - as with many large corporations, environmental considerations take a back seat to the bottom line.

Maggie - I hope I don't ever just take it for granted!

 

April 13, 2011 02:19 PM
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Doug Anderson
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Great pictures Georgina. I really like you posting the Cane Fire song. Nice beat. Have a great rest of the week.

April 13, 2011 10:43 PM
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Sugar cane grows in Florida as well, down in the Everglades region! By the way, I now have the IRIS Photo Suite App and am going to give it a test run!!! Thanks!

April 14, 2011 09:00 AM
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Bill Burchard
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Hi Georgina. Cool song. Released back in the day... in 1983, eh?

So why do they light the fires right before harvest? (I would think it would damage the sugar cane, but obviously not.)

April 14, 2011 10:29 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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Doug - same to you!

BJ - woo hoo!  I expect to see some creative pics from you soon!

Bill - they burn to get rid of the leaves and make it less bulky and easier to harvest, load and process, from what I have heard.

April 14, 2011 11:09 PM
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Carl Winters

I was wondering the same thing as Bill, thanks for the explanation. I was thinking after the harvest but I'm sure they have the appropriate reasons just as you stated. Thanks for the history lesson and the great photos.

C&C

April 15, 2011 07:25 PM
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So why do they burn the cane anyway? To kill spiders?  I am really wondering about this.

April 19, 2011 08:28 AM
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