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The news cameras showing smoke covering the city this morning were also covered with soot and ash. I found the same thing on the little ponds left in the Creek (from the drought) this morning, ash and soot covering the surface.
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Terrible fires, have been hearing about them in the news. We had some bad ones in AZ this year, too. I just ache to think of the wildlife and domestic animals that couldn’t get out, and of course for any human victims, too.
Yeah, me too. A few people did die in those fires too. But I don’t know how the wildlife fared. I’m also concerned for how our wildlife is faring here in Austin with first the drought, then the heat, and now the smoke and ash. I wouldn’t be surprised if they all got fed up and left!
Frankly, I don’t see how all these fires (they circle the city on the periphery) could be accidental. I think they were deliberately set. However, it was Labor Day Weekend that all this got started.
Sorry for all the same over in your neck of the desert too! It’s so much destruction! Breaks my heart. I saw your peanut in the Virtual Museum and voted fro it, btw. :)) Thanks for dropping in and for your great comments!
That’s how it was in Oklahoma, it felt like the city was surrounded by fires, and some were so close the smoke was thick. Thanks for the vote!
Gee, I didn’t realize OK had any fires!
Some years they’d have a lot of rain and things got really lush, but this inevitably seemed to be followed by a dry season/year and all that growth got tinder dry. At one point we lived right next to a small woods and knew if anyone or anything started a fire we’d have to grab our pets and get out. One morning before sunup I was awakened by a strong smell of wood smoke. We could see the air was thick with it so we loaded our birds in the car and left and drove around looking to see if it was near. We never did find a fire, but apparently there was one a few miles away and the wind had been just right to send us a lot of smoke. There were a lot of open fields/lots with tall dry grass, and some kind of cedar trees that I guess are especially flammable. Lots like that were all over in the city and outside it. Fires alongside roads were also common, where people throw out a cigarette thoughtlessly and start a big fire. One time a water pumping truck got burned up trying to put one out.
Not quite like Austin. We don’t usually have fires like this one. Small ones, yes, but not like this, and not all at the same time. We do sometimes have good rain and things look fine. However, Austin does have a bit of that desert flavor. Lots of prickly pear cacti, that kind of environment. But we have lots of trees and creeks and rivers and lakes. Lots of hiking trails and parks. From that perspective, it’s a great place. When I’ve been through OK, it was really beautiful and green. But any place can become a different place without rain. This is the worst I’ve ever seen Austin, and this summer was the hottest on record. Triple digits for all but a few days, all summer long! Everyone has been breathing a sigh of relief with the change in temperatures. You guys generally get a bit colder weather. But all in all, we both have rather temperate weather. It’s just that the weather patterns ahve been changing. Time to start praying! :)
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