Greeting friends. No I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth but alot has been going on with the family so I had to take a break for awhile. But I'm back and so sad about all these terrible fires. We came home from Colorado and the next day a fire started less than a half of mile from our home. You may have heard about it on CNN. Half of our little town that is nestled in the foothills had to be evacuated.
This is a view from my back yard and it had only been burning for 1 hour. The grasses and trees were so dry it spread really fast.
I had been gone all day and at 5 pm I walked out to get into my car and this is what greeted me. Thats the mountain just east of my home. Some of the roads were closed but I got home as quickly as I could. In this photo its about 4 miles away from the fire.
A little too close for comfort.
From my backyard
These are little fires all over the mountains to the left and is a continuation of our mountain. The smoke was horrific.
4th of July night from my backyard. What a spectacle. It sure beat any fireworks displays. But ALL fireworks were banned accept by a couple of the cities. We have had so many fires...all man made. Our govenor said that unfortunately there is no ordinance for stupidity. Negligence by people is not an acceptable excuse.
OVER 2000 ACRES HAVE BURNED. And that is mild compared to many fires.....like in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had JUST returned from there where over 350 houses burned down and thousands were evacuated. It was a terrible thing to witness. So tragic and it was by an arsonist. It just makes you sick.
Our fire is 50 % contained and had gone over the mountains to other canyons. Over 500 fire fighters and numerous planes, helicopters and trucks are fighting it. May I say....
GOD BLESS OUR FIREFIGHTERS!!!