Tar and Abby

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This really is the limit!!

dear gawd, give me strength!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thunder and lightning here in SE WA

Last night a lightning storm moved thru here and started a bunch of little fires. Luckily it was accompanied by some rain and no wind. All fires were put out by local firemen who had stationed trucks all over the two counties. It was a long night.

This picture is of Lake Chelan where The Engineer's grandparents used to live. He spent many a summer day there. Picture is of the town and the fire is across the lake.


Monday, August 24, 2015

We made history - unfortunately



Fire Round-up as of 9:30am:
Okanogan Complex 227,206 acres surpassing the Carlton Complex fire of last year, this is now the largest fire in our State's history. Lightning caused 10% contained 5,140 homes threatened, 18 destroyed. Burning in trees and short grass

This picture is just amazing and it happens dozens of times a day.

(My parent's hometown from '78 to '81.)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Great Blue Heron

This fellow hangs around the fish canal that loops around and empties into the big river.
I've always look for him when I go thru the park.

Fire update: we are now a federal disaster area. All the towns in the area where my parents used to live are in various states of evacuation and the wind is gusting up to 56 mph. We've got the military helping and they have called for volunteers who have had some kind of training.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sad news

" — Three firefighters were killed and three to four others were injured, at least one critically, on Wednesday as raging wildfires advanced on towns in north-central Washington, authorities said."

This fire is in an area my parents lived in for three years and where we got married.
Very sad evening for Washington state.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2015/08/19/3700312_wildfire-forces-evacuation-of.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Smoke, smoke and more smoke

Good parlor game. Watch the news people try and get the names correct of all the towns and places we have fires (24).
We will take smoke over a fire.