Something tells me
I better HIGH DOODLE TAIL it
out of here.
I smell SMOKE!
It's in the air
I really don't like what's going through my mind
as I gallop up MacDonald Hill slope.
Across the street from where Daddy Jim works is this view,
My house is about 5 kms (3+ miles)
from the smoke as the crow flies
in June 2008
we had a major forest fire
located in that exact place.
(You can see the remains of burned trees, grey and pale!)
Evacuation was for many
(not us because we were the lucky ones
living on the borderline of non-evacuees).
Stressful hours and days
made the event one to not ignore.
Dry tinder from hurricanes
has accumulated over the passed few years
Just the day before I was here at Birch Cove inside Dartmouth City proper.
Don't you love these trees!?!
I sure do.
I really don't want to lose any more trees nor peoples properties
so we sit at home waiting to hear good news!
The winds were so very strong which kept the flames
blowing away from our property.
Within a couple hours the winds did die down
the next few days
the fire departments held in tight
the soils and any possible flare ups.
Thankfully, we are all safe now!