If you had been in our mountain valley the past few weeks, you probably would have mostly heard people talking about the fires. It has been very hot and dry and fires are popping up all over Colorado. For the last few weeks we have had fires on either side of the valley.
One fire is called the East Peak Fire. It is about 72 miles to the east of us.
The other is really 3 fires burning close together, they call it the West Fork Complex Fire, it is about 50 miles to the west of us.
This one has kept the highway closed for about 8 days now and had an entire town evacuated. Last Friday, the firefighters were worried the entire town of South Fork would burn up, but they have worked hard and kept the flames away from town and people are getting to go back home today although they need to stay ready to leave again just in case.
Here are a couple more pictures taken from up above the fire.
This one is a picture from NASA of the fire seen in space.
The fire has been moving fast because a lot of the pine trees in the mountains have been killed by beetles. Hopefully, the winds will stay calm and we will get some rain soon to get these fires put out for good.
Add a comment June 29, 2013
Today, the Ride the Rockies bike tour came through town. We decided we needed to go by and see what all was going on.
There was a little carnival set up where the riders stayed over night.
The vendors of bicycling things were set up.
Check out all the tents…
and of course, bikes!!!
Add a comment June 12, 2013
A couple of Mountain Bluebirds decided to build their nest in the top of our propane tank. I managed to catch a picture of one taking some food into the babies
Look at the pretty flowers I got for Administrative Professional’s Day.
I really like the happy orange flowers. I feel kind of bad though because I had been whining to my sister that we didn’t get anything yesterday and then came in this morning to find this nice plant on my desk.
Look at the really good new pop we tried the other day.
I’m not sure I care for the name so much as I’m not into all that wizard stuff, but I must say it was DELICIOUS and you should try it if you see it.
And, finally, look at this dancing cat.
Add a comment April 25, 2013