Fire Pits -- trendy danger?
Fire pits, portable, built in, or otherwise, are everywhere in garden and landscape design photos and plans. Many of them are very creative, and seem inviting. However, I have several concerns about them. Do my thoughts match yours (probably not!)
--Many areas of the county, including mine, are experiencing extreme drought and have outdoor burn bans in place. This makes these things pretty useless, no?
--I was severely burned as a child, and I cringe when I see these things laying out in the open, so shallow anyone could fall right in-- a child, a drunk party guest -- is no one considering this?
--and finally, are they just a trend which will be junked in 20 years?