This week we have been witness to the sun and moon shining a red light upon us. There were the early mornings this week with the sun on one horizon and the moon on the opposite and except for their size, they looked to be the same object in the sky.
The wildfires that plague the west just now have sent a thick blanket of smoke to our area giving us beautiful skies. With that though is the reminder of the people in danger both in their homes in those areas and the brave fire fighters pushing themselves through incredibly long days and extreme conditions. My good friend N who was just recently out here has a son working on those fires. I pray for him often as the smokey skies here remind me to do.
Then there is the East and south that is being ravaged in another manner. We spent some anxious days last week worried about our extended family in the Houston area and the epic amount of rain that was poured upon them. Thankfully, they are safe.
Imagine that Colorado’s annual rainfall is 15.47 inches per year and parts of Texas received over 51 inches in just a few days. Mind boggling.
And now there is Irene that has grazed one’s we care about in Puerto Rico seemingly only taking electricity away from them but possibly taking a more direct shot at the many in Florida. Several we know have fled, several couldn’t find enough gas to make the trip after boarding up their homes. Lots of prayers there too as so many there also have the possibility of being displaced for quite some time.
A little chickadee just landed on my knee for a moment as I was typing this post on the deck, to possibly remind me to mention the wildlife that also loses homes and family in these catastrophes as well.
Sending love and prayers to all.
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Thank you for thinking of Pat; he is currently working on the Norse fire, cutting a four foot wide line. Given the topic of your post, it is to be noted that he was pulled to work it because a lead fire crew there is from Florida and they were called home to help with the other elemental disaster on the move. We wait and watch and worry. XO