Thursday, August 27, 2009

raging fires

these photos were taken last night at the threshold of the trail i hike up on's soooo sad.

as of now it's only 10% contained and coming down our side of the mountain, but moving to the east of us.

we've got our bags and valuables safely packed in case we're evacuated, altho i doubt that will happen.

my valuables are: photos, two plastic tubs filled with a plethora of artwork and such the girls have made throughout the years, a very special pink quartz sphere, our birth certificates, and a pair of bronze baby shoes that were my mothers...not much, but besides the girls and our pets that's what would be dreadfully missed if lost forever. everything else material can be replaced. makes you take stock of what's most precious in life.

my 16 year old, on the other hand doesn't know how she can possibly fit all her clothes in the one small bag that i gave her!!

many many thank yous and prayers go out to the 700 firefighters battling this blaze for us and to all the animals that were caught in the fire or lost their homes to it. my heart goes out to all of you.


Katherine Kean said...


I think artwork - and my dog - are the only things I worry about when faced with the "what to take" decision. I hope there's no need for you to have to evacuate and that cleaner skies and cooler temperatures come our way soon.

Kathryn Hansen said...

thanks! i think we'll be's moving east, but unfortunately down...can see lots and lots of flames tonight.


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