|there is actually a canyon beyond these trees in front, the smoke is on the other side of it|
The fire headed North and destructed one of our favorite places, the tiny town of Manton. Lots of wonderful memories of this place. My dh and I lived here on and off for the first few years of our marriage. My dh spent many grow up years here. It's so sad to see such a beautiful area burned.
|again, there is a canyon between us and that other ridge|
Then the winds turned and the starting spot of the fire took off up our canyon. It jumped the creek and headed right for us.
The fire crews were so very wonderful. I want to thank all of them. Especially Mognus Johnson, who saved our house and property.
Our property has changed, new roads have been put it, fire lines around the place, lots of brushed cleared by the CAT crews, lots of sweat and work went into saving our house. And I am so very thankful.
This picture is taken right outside my kitchen window. When the CATs first started working, see the fire truck in the background?!
Here is a picture taken in almost the same spot as the one above, showing the road the CAT made that goes around our house to the right and to the Hwy to the left of the trees.
The fire went raging up the canyon to the East. This is the fourth big fire in our area, this past month.
|this picture shows gray spots on the opposite ridge there, where the fire had burned|
Here are some before and after pictures.
The first two are of some of the brush/trees on the down slope of our ridge, heading into the canyon, taken a year or so ago.
Here is some of that same land after the CAT had made a fire line.
Here's the ridge on the other side of the canyon, a year or so ago.
Below our fire line the CATs made, there is burned brush. The fire came right up to the fire line, but it was slow burning and didn't hurt many trees.
As of this morning, this fire is 74% contained. One of the others fires is complete out, another is only 55% contained, I'm not sure about the 4th one.
I am hoping to get back to some sewing, now that the excitement and stress are all over with.
I have my 4square quilt top to take a picture of and show you.
I also have some quilt Auntie blocks I'm making and sending out to the piecer.
Hope all is well with you.