Monday, September 07, 2009

The Big Picture Blog

The Big Picture blog has collected the best of the news photos from our fires... these are amazing to see.

Of special note: #23, Mr. Hamm was racing to save his wife's favorite tree.

#36: It's bad enough to simply fight a fire with the heat and smoke and ash. But our firefighters often have to climb a mountain to get there... and check out all the gear they are carrying!

I've taken a bunch more pictures of the aftermath but have just rested this long weekend. Today is the first morning I could open the door and not feel like I was putting my head up a chimney. Yet our fire rages on...one front is due north of Sunland. 56 % contained...

2 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

Some rain would be nice for you right now, huh? good that the smoke seems to be clearing in your area.

CreekHiker said...

Janet, We so could use a little...not much because... flood and mudslides often follow fires. But enough to take the soot out of the air and end the fire would be awesome. Sadly, that is months away!