Thursday, September 18, 2014
Prayers for Fire Relief...
California is such a beautiful state...when conditions and Mother Nature cooporate. I live among these amazing forest trees. What you aren't able to see in this photo is the fire that broke out just one mile from my home several days ago. Very frightening and really makes you stop and think. I honestly can say I would not be the least bit prepared for evacuation. I shall work on that.
Thankfully all resources were deployed to this fire and we remained safe. Three giant tankers, two very big water bucket helicopters, ground crews and bulldozers worked non-stop to put out the fire. They all flew right over our home and the noise was loud but I was so thankful we are in their path. I cannot express how very grateful I am to all who fight fires.
While Mr. C and I were recently away this was another fire we experienced far too closely for comfort. There were several fires in Southern California while we were there. With the horrific dry drought conditions everything is tinder-box just waiting to explode.
Then there is this fire in Northern California along Highway 50 which is a major link to Lake Tahoe. Today we learned this is a suspected arson fire and growing over 71,000 acres. I pray for all to stay safe from this and its devastation. The pyro-cumulous clouds are spectacular to see however they represent the most destructive and raging fire that is not contained to date. With winds, heat and lack of water this is such a tragedy for so many. My heart is heavy for all affected.
"Letters from Africa" is explained on Vicki's blog 2BagsFull. If you wish to do something special please read her post and see if you are called to action. I know I was. Just click on the link and you will find the information. Vicki does amazing charity projects and I was fortunate enough to participate in her "Pink Scarf" project last year.
I haven't spent time being creative or doing much other than chores and visiting family and friends. Mr. C and I have been away a lot and really just want to stay home and relax some. I have plans to tackle this vintage fabric wrapped bowl my aunt made for me decades ago. I have been cramming bits and bobs into it and it will be fun to discover my treasures buried within. I also am making a promise to myself to sort, organize and purge my sewing room. I want it to be free of piles and projects begun but never acted upon or completed. I am looking forward to some sewing as our days become shorter from Summer to Autumn. I like to make most of my gifts for family and friends and that means I better get busy very soon. Right now I can't even see my sewing machine for all the stuff I have setting on every horizontal surface. Recently I did manage to do some good in my studio but that just means some of it migrated into the sewing room. That never happens to you...does it? Please say I am not alone...it will make me feel so much better.
I am happy to report we had a tiny sprinkle of rain this morning. Nothing measurable but ever so much appreciated. Maybe we will be able to get some real rain very soon.
I am truly enjoying catching up on your blogs and the lovely Autumn decorating you are doing. I reward myself with blog time upon each chore I complete...well maybe just make progress on.
Creative Bliss and Prayers for Fire and Drought Relief...