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Hearth & Home May 2020

Parting Shot: Staying at Home

Photo Courtesy: ©2020 Bobe water & fire features.

“Ah, shucks! Another day confined to my home in Phoenix, Arizona. Temperature is a comfortable 83 degrees this first week of April. I’ve already read The Wall Street Journal, and watched the news on CNN. I had planned to play a round of golf today, but, nooo, the governor decided we should all stay home for a while.

“Most of my day will be spent reading a book, or a few magazines; eating a bit, and just doing a few chores. That is, until the sun begins to fall and colors of yellow and orange crown the mountains that encircle the Valley of the Sun.

“That’s when the cocktails come out, and the wine, and the strong cheddar and soft blue cheese. Add to that a bit of Spanish guitar music, and the flames emitting from the water bowls and, you know, staying at home isn’t bad at all.”

The fire bowls are part of the Bobé Artisan Series that combines a firepot with a water bowl. The design shown here features a larger outer bowl surrounding an inner firepot in a “moat” style. Water gently flows around the fire and out of the scupper-style spout.

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