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.

Apr 13, 2011 05:10 AM #1
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Cindy Logan
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Aah, Maui!  I've gotta get back there soon.  Missing Maui!

Apr 13, 2011 05:14 AM #2
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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

Apr 13, 2011 05:16 AM #3
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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

Apr 13, 2011 05:24 AM #4
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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...

Apr 13, 2011 05:32 AM #5
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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

Apr 13, 2011 07:20 AM #6
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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...

Apr 13, 2011 07:42 AM #7
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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!

 

Apr 13, 2011 02:19 PM #8
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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.

Apr 13, 2011 10:43 PM #9
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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!

Apr 14, 2011 09:00 AM #10
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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.)

Apr 14, 2011 10:29 PM #11
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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.

Apr 14, 2011 11:09 PM #12
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Carl Winters
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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

Apr 15, 2011 07:25 PM #13
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So why do they burn the cane anyway? To kill spiders?  I am really wondering about this.

Apr 19, 2011 08:28 AM #14
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