Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SAFE & SOUND



Oh Oh!!
Something tells me 
I better HIGH DOODLE TAIL it
out of here.


I smell SMOKE!
It's in the air
and
I really don't like what's going through my mind
right now 
as I gallop up MacDonald Hill slope.


Across the street from where Daddy Jim works is this view,
SMOKE!
My house is about 5 kms (3+ miles)
from the smoke as the crow flies
and 
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
and
the next few days 
the fire departments held in tight
checking constantly 
the soils and any possible flare ups.
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Thankfully, we are all safe now!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    So glad the smoke did not result in major damage or worse. "Safe" has such a wonderful sound to it.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  2. So glad all is well with you all!

    -Ruby and Otto

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  3. Gosh,,, I am glad too that everything is okay.
    love
    tweedles

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  4. Happy to hear the fire wasn't near you!

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  5. Forest fires are terrible things Ron, mainly as they are so unpredictable and unforgiving. Glad that it worked out well for you. Those trees are indeed magnificent!

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  6. I'm glad you're okay, Sophie, but if the situation had gotten worse, I know you would have taken care of your dads.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. Thank doG you're all safe, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. Very glad and relieved to hear you are all safe Sophie but it is a worrying time
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. Those winds were high Soph and it sure was a worry. Glad all is well.

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  10. Glad you're safe! Yes, those winds are just whipping those poor prayer flags around!

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  11. Hope they get the fire put out okay. Take care!

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  12. Yikes glad you are safe
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  13. Thanks everyone for you kind words, support and understanding!

    Mother Nature, sometimes, is not to be fooled with or ignored.

    We are safely at home now relaxing and happy the rains came!

    Cheers!
    Ron & Sophie

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  14. Oh my, we are on high alert too, very dry her this spring. Stay safe!

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    1. Thinking about you Ryker ~~~~ please be super careful!!!!!!

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  15. I'm glad that you are all safe, SD! I had seen in the Dads' posts on Facebook that there was a fire nearby. Trust me, I know what it's like to hope the wind will keep a forest fire away. Hopefully there weren't a lot of people in the path the fire took. I'm sure your beautiful prayers flags were sending out prayers for everyone impacted by the fire. Take care!

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    1. The winds dies down, thankfully. Still makes one feel queasy inside but once again grateful.

      Investigation in process and "IF" they find the culprits they will be charged. Sounds like a good deal to me.

      Have a great day!
      Ron and Sophie

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  16. So glad it didn't spread any further. Those are scary events.

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    1. It's that moment of "Oh no here we go again" feeling!!

      Almost sickening because Mother Nature is in charge as always!

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  17. What a frightening sight. Glad you are all safe.

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    1. Once again we defy the fire Gods........fingers always crossed!!!

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