I will read ashes for you, if you ask me.
I will look on the fire and tell you from the gray lashes
And out of the red and black tongues and stripes,
I will tell how fire comes
And how fire runs far as the sea
By Carl Sandburg
Fire all throughout the Southwest--it is burning, eating and consuming every single thing in its way.
|from a distance|
Dry dry air, heavy and suffocating. Sun scorching burnt earth, 100 degrees or more. Tinder dry vegetation, ready to burn.
Oh, God! Please protect the firefighters!
Oh, God! Bless families whose homes are burned to the ground!
Every summer, I post about wildfires. In 2014 , we could see the flames from our house. 1994 at a school where I taught, ashes covered playground and swings. That one was called the Witch Creek Fire
Below are photos I took from our house in 2014.
Fires like these will happen until December. Last year, many wineries near Napa were ruined and burned. It took three months to extinguish that fire.
P.S. This was a re-post updated from 2014.