Covering the Mountains in a Rushing Wind—-Sunday, July 29, 2018

The fire at the edge of Fruitland Mesa is growing larger and larger.  It actually looks like there are two fires there now.

The long plumes of smoke rushing skyward as more and more of the forest and underbrush are consumed. 😦

You can tell when another section of woodland is reached the fire plumes turn black and blacker.

My heart goes out to all the wild animals who live there and are fleeing in terror.

So far no structures are in its way…they are just letting it burn because of the terrible terrain it is in.  Sad.

No real rain here.  Lots of thunder and lightning and wind, but moisture of any count has not yet arrived.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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24 thoughts on “Covering the Mountains in a Rushing Wind—-Sunday, July 29, 2018

  1. The fires are horrific. I live in the mountains next to the Tehachapi Mountains in CA. hours away from Yosemite Nat. Park. For 6 days it’s been so smoky at times it looks like fog.At present there are 53 fires burning in California. Like you, we need rain desperately. I hope that fire burns itself out soon. Sandy.

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  2. I, too am sad for all the wild and young animals that are so terrified in the fires. All those babies that are not strong enough to run. In Redding the fire outran some of the firefighters and our skies are filled with smoke. Hopefully, you will get some rain.

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  3. hello dayphoto its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow fire!!! fire is skarry!!! i think i like fire eeven less then thunder at leest thunder never akchooally drove us owt of the howse like fire has dun!!! i am glad it is far away frum yoo!!! ok bye

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  4. How awful. I hope those fires go out soon. I can’t remember the last time you mentioned having a good rain. You surely need it.

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  5. It seems sad, but many animals survive. They instinctively know what to do about fire. The forests here are more combustible than they have ever been because they are not burning like they naturally should. Also, disease is proliferating in the aging flora. Fire would be beneficial to our local ecosystem, but can not be allowed to do what it should because so many of us live here.

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