I know that the following pictures aren`t in any way, shape or form holiday oriented but they are so cool I just had to share! Last night before popping in a movie we had rented we decided to go for a drive and a catch a glimpse of this natural gas well. This one is about fifteen miles from our house and Mr. Yodeling had seen it on his trips to and from work.
Over the past couple of years Pennsylvania has seen a huge surge in gas leasing and drilling. This one sits right beside a major road in our county. It`s a pretty awe inspiring sight to say the least! The sound was like a jet engine and the heat it threw off was amazing! Why they burn off the gas before capping the wells we don`t know but it provides a heck of a sight, especially at night.
Just to give you some perspective, those little orange boxes lined up at the bottom left are tractor trailers. Mr. Yodeling estimated the flame to be around 30 feet high from the top of the casing.
The things we rural folks do for entertainment! =)