Friday, August 2, 2013

Quiet Time (& countdown to the Give Away)

In some ways it is "quiet time."  With HH camping in the woods I am left to my own pace.  On the other hand we have had over 1,000 lightening strikes in a 24 hours period on Wed. and another 1,000 on Thursday...which makes it a not so quiet time.  It is spectacular to listen to and watch but the outcome can be devastating. A majority of our lightening and thunder storms don't bring enough rain to suppress any fire. Some quilters live in earthquake country, some in tornado or flood country...we, live in fire country.  We lost one of our firefighters yesterday...a burning tree fell on him.  These guys are amazing.  Although the airspace is usually quiet around here. After a lightening storm the skies are filled with spotter planes and helicopters.  When a fire is spotted they air drop firefighters to work the fire where no road goes.  Two guys were cutting trees to make a fire break in the middle of the MT. Washington wilderness.  Bless them and their families. 
I have long learned when it comes to the boys in my family that worrying is a futile activity.  They live full and adventuresome lives...and so I quietly quilt.  While the storm came and went, came and went I sat on the back patio enjoying the activity.  The local landscapers were trimming all the bushes in the neighborhood.

edging the lawn
...and checking out the neighbors yard.

me, I chose to brew a nice cup of coffee, bring out some hand work and dog biscuits for Enzo...and enjoy the weather. 
Enzo has no fear of thunder and lighting and the deer have no fear of Enzo, lol

You can see the haze on the mountains from the weather and the smoke. 
...and if you look in the sky between the trees you can see the helicopter with the water bucket hanging below (click on the photo to enlarge).  They haul big buckets that they dip down into the many lakes, fill with water and dump on a fire.  The people that work fighting fires are a blessing to those of us here...we love them!
Today is the funeral service for the father of Lori, one of our Fabric Stalker's.  It is going to be a hard day for her so keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Be sure and leave a comment on the Give Away Post...Wednesday, we see who the dog dish coughs up!  Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see ya back here on Monday.
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