Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Bad and the Good of Mother Nature and Something to SMILE About!

I imagine most of you have heard about the fires in California this past week and I thought I would share some of what it is like with The Foresthill Fire right in the vicinity of my home.  It is about 30 miles away, thank goodness!  I can't even begin to imagine how it must be to be right in the middle of one, much less have a home or ranch in the area. So far they are 50% contained and no one has had to evacuate...Yet!

I walked outside the other day and looked to the north-east of my house and saw this horrendous cloud of smoke.  That smoke is 30 miles away!

So I scurried back into the house as the smoke makes the air smell "smokey" and TV people advise staying inside...even 30 miles away!  But soon I had to go out again and when I looked up into the sky this beautiful PINK cloud almost covered the sky!  It took my breath away!  So I grabbed my camera...

Over my house

A beautiful Brighter Pink

and this one looked like "Cotton Candy!"

So they finally started to dissipate and I had things to do...

So back into the house I went, wondering all along how 
"something so bad can be so beautiful" for a few minutes.
But then, I laughed when looking at my "workplace that day" because
instead of seeing the beauty of Nature like we should all do and appreciate, 
these are some of the things we are constantly seeing.
What's wrong with this picture!!!

Have a great week, friends!
Don't forget a COMMENT, Please! 


  1. HI Joy - the fires are bad this year, huh? We ate dinner on a restaurant patio (outdoors) on Friday night and could see ash falling from a fire that's burning near the Idaho border - crazy!

  2. follow Cal Fire on Facebook, gives updates on all major fires. There were lots of fires started by lightning last couple of days.

    As for your workspace at least you can still see the table there, only reason I know I have a table is everything is not on the floor.

  3. oh is very sad...
    sending you big hugs and love x

  4. Joy such a beautiful picture, buy fire scares me to death. Stay safe and stay indoors. At least you have a work

  5. I hope they get those fires put out quickly and safely, Joy! Be safe. I poked around a little and I love your new lighter, brighter kitchen!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. That looks so scary! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :-).


  7. That looks so scary! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :-).


  8. That looks so scary! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :-).


  9. Got enough technology going on there lady...LOL
    Wow - your are right - such devastation and yet so pretty. Mother nature at work.

  10. I am so far behind in reading today its going to be 95 out and I am staying in to catch up....hope those fires are all put out by now....and that you are safe and sound.....mother nature does give us a scare every now and then doesn't she.....what are you up too now......would love to meet you in have been such a good friend for many years now....


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