Friday, September 9, 2011

Smoke From A Distant Fire

A couple of people have asked if the wildfires were in my area.  I'm relieved to report, they aren't.  We have been seeing the smoke on the horizon.  Prayers to everyone dealing with them.  My heart goes out to you!

My cousin emailed me some horrifying photos and I would like to share one.  I'm not sure who to credit it to, so I'll just say, "Thank you, Linda"


This (below) was my view of the smoke from the fires.  I hope that's as close as I get!



What we really need, is rain.  Desperately.

22 comments:

So. Cal. Gal said...

I know that look all too well. Forest fires here will never get close enough to affect me personally but it plays havoc on the air quality.

I have relatives near Austin and one said she was packed and ready to go if they told her to. I haven't seen her lately on FB, so I'm sure she did. I hope you guys get rain SOON!

Gigi said...

I simply can't believe all the fires and the lack of rain. It's amazing and heart-breaking. Praying for rain for you all!

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

That's so sad...so many acres burned and so many homes lost. I hope you get rain soon!

There has been a wildfire burning near us in the Okefenokee Swamp for quite a while. Several times over the summer we had heavy, thick smoke and ash. Apparently the fire has flared up again, because the smoke was terrible this morning. They're having a lot of trouble with this fire because of the swamp conditions. I can't even imagine how bad it must be for the people in Austin...

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I will give you my rain.
It's still raining and I think it stops tomorrow.
(I do not want your fire though)

Have a good weekend and be safe.

Kristy said...

Would be pretty if you didn't know what it was. We do need rain.

blueviolet said...

How does someone find hope that it will stop when looking at that first shot? Unbelievably. I'm so glad that for you they are just off in the horizon.

NCmountainwoman said...

I had no idea you were so close! I will definitely do a little rain dance for you. Hope I can channel it that far.

Leontien said...

oh wow that pictures is just wrong in so many ways.... and i soooo hope you get some rain...

And yes praying and hoping for some rain coming your way.

Leontien

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh my, that is beyond frightening. I hope you and your cousin stay safe. Prayers are being sent.
xoRobyn

Peggy K said...

I can't even imagine how devastating it can be. When things get that dry, there's just no stopping the fires. Stay safe!! Sending prayers!

Yum-Yum said...

First of all, please forgive me for having accidentally deleted you from our Blogs We Follow List (Drrrrr!) so this
is late but we are all thinking of you out there, after the summer you had to endure now this? Please stay safe, take good care, and now
that we just figured out you'd "gone missing" we hope you'll blog enough to calm our hopes and fears until those fires are OUT!

Karen said...

oh, that's just scarey. Hoping you get a monsoon... SOON!....

Deborah said...

I am sending you guys white light and thoughts for rain.

Reading the blogs this morning, it's so amazing the crazy (still) weather everyone is having across the states.

Smooches girl.

Katherines Corner said...

It's all so scary sweet friend. I'm glad you are safe and my prayers and thoughts go out to those still dealing with it all. Big Hugs!

LITTLE MISS CREAKY said...

Wow, those are some beautiful, but sad, shots! Don't know about you, but my lungs have been unhappy the last couple of days. I nearly called the doctor for a new inhaler. Better today, though. God bless our state and all those suffering from this horrible mess!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

too scary.
what a great relief you're safe, my frined.

btw the photos are beautiful.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

That is frightening. Glad to hear you aren't in it and hoping those who are get some relief soon! Come on rain!

Marlene said...

I've been praying for all of you over there. I'm glad you're not too close to the "action"....whew.

Jenny said...

Such scary times weather wise for so many. I'm glad you're not too close. It looks like Linda was right in the path. I hope all is well with her and that she isn't the Linda you are asking for prayers for.

Lori G said...

Wishing You Gentle rains & sending (((((((Hugs)))))))

Momma Fargo said...

So scary. I have a friend down there, too. Their well just dried up and they are about an hour away from the fires right now. Not too far when you think of how far the fires have traveled. Stay safe.

Pat Tillett said...

Very scary! Living in a area very prone to wild fires, I know the feeling. I hope you get some rain over there soon. Of course, the way things have been going, when it does rain, it rains much too much...