Today, I will share some scary pictures of the smoke from one of last summer's fires. I took these pictures when I didn't have a computer and I really wanted to share them at the time, but couldn't.
I think the pictures give you a sense of the power of nature.
This was the first of many fires in our country, caused by a small plane that crashed into a mountain. It was the one closest to our canyon, but we were not at risk.
Several people lost their homes in an area where it is difficult to get home insurance. So it was very tragic. Our town pitched in of course, as small towns always do, but still.
Sometime later in the summer, lightning caused some 50 fires in our county, mostly to the west of us. So, once again, we were safe. Firefighters had several command posts in town, making me feel safe. They are my heroes, for sure.
With the exception of that small dot, which must be from the flash, I really like this picture with the black smoke clouds on top, the setting sun in the middle, and then the contour of the hills. I exhale every year when it gets cold and wet in the canyon. And say a prayer of gratitude....
Scary--yet still beautiful! I'm glad you were finally able to post them. We should all be in awe of nature.ReplyDelete
powerful and very scary images. we had severe fire danger here in Texas this year too and too many fires and losses, for sure...ReplyDelete
We had a taste of fires in our area this summer as well. Scary isn't it? The last picture is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful--& frightening images! Natrue is indeed powerful.ReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful photos of one of my greatest fears, fire! It's good to know you were safe. Yes, yes, our firemen are heroes!ReplyDelete
Sorry I haven't been by sooner *hangs head* but did stop by briefly and saw you had a new computer. Yay! The phone rang or some such and I didn't get to leave a comment. Sorry! (I didn't mean to be rude.) But, mostly, I've been tied up with getting my Christmas story on Kindle. Tears fell when I saw it on the active list. The process was nowhere near as easy as publishers make it out to be.
"a sense of the power of nature" is so true. I feel so sorry for people who are battered by it: whenever, wherever, and how ever. I understand your feeling of relief at the end of fire season. All of that aside, those are beautiful photos. And, to see it from your perspective makes it more real to me.ReplyDelete
It seems people have their Mother Nature problems everywhere...you dealing with fire...us dealing with too much rain!ReplyDelete
PS..the dot can be retouched out easily with Picasa photo editing system!
Wow... great pics of a dangerous time. Glad that things are in the fall/wet season now.ReplyDelete
Your pictures are beautiful and they do show the immense awesome power of a fire. I was in Santa Barbara visiting my son a few years ago when there was a fire near there. There was ash all over his apartment and the views of the sun through the smoke were incredible. We kept losing power because the power would arc from one line to another near the fire because of the heavy smoke.ReplyDelete
We fear fire here in the arid West, but your photos are beautiful.ReplyDelete
That seemed pretty close! Too close for comfort!ReplyDelete