Working through our frozen sweat during early-morning mop up on the South Umpqua Complex. |South Umpqua Complex : Tiller, Oregon|
We all have our ideas of why these #forestfires
burn so quickly out of control, I’m sure the firefighters do too. One thing you can’t deny, regardless of their beliefs, they are here, fighting it, putting their lives on the line, sleeping outside in 20 degree weather, and keeping watch 24 hours a day. We’ve had fire on all three sides of us and have been in “SET” mode, (technically “GO” mode)for 6 days now and we are lucky to have a fire camp just across the pond giving us real time updates. #rooseveltfire #thankafirefighter #firefighters #endlesswork #grateful #westernwyoming
Tuscany? It could be... but no. Just corners and hues of the Chapel’s surrounding beauty. In the face of so many present calamities we are reminded to pause in contemplation and profound gratitude of this beautiful world... Our Sunday service does just that and tomorrow Rev. Jane Siebert takes us on a mindful journey conciliating Hurricanes, Wildfires and Divine Providence. Please do join us at 10am tomorrow as we raise fragrant prayers for the grace and beauty of our lives in this, sometimes baffling, world! .
#hurricanes #wildfires #divineprovidence #sundayservice #beautiful #world #together
Just got finished watching @onlythebravemovie
A film about The Granite Mountain Hotshots. A team of wildfire fighters out of Arizona. These 19 brave men lost their lives in 2013 doing what they loved. And I have nothing but respect for them ! 💯💯💯 I cant even begin to fathom what their families went through that day & are still going through currently. You can never get over the loss of a loved one especially when they are young with their entire life ahead of them , nonetheless a tragedy. My heart goes out to @donut_928
who was the lone survivor that lost his brothers that day. Great performances by @joshbrolin @taylorkitsch
, jennifer Connelly , Miles Teller , & @thejeffbridges #firefighters #wildfires #sacrifice #heroes #granitemountainhotshots #arizona
linocut collage; kozo, kitakata mounted on cotton rag, edition of 3!!! about 8" x 11" still deciding on a title. 🍁🌞✨
Day 2 of the #cowboyride
. Topaz Lake, NV to Sonora, CA. With more than 175km and 6 hours on the bike, this was a big day! We rode over the east side of Sonora Pass, a bitching hard climb. Then we rode through terrain that was very recently ravaged by wildfires; one of our planned stops at a convenience store/cabin community had to be aborted because the whole thing had burned to the ground. So we did our coffee stop at Pinecrest Lake instead, which was beautiful. From there it was a straight shot down (literally) to Sonora #nevada #california #topazlake #sonora #sonorapass #pinecrest #wildfires #stanislausnationalforest
If you can't tell, I love contrast and saturation. I think it helps make everything pop more and when done right looks stunning. These were taken during our time in Bend, Oregon. The first couple are from Smith Rock which was a short but steep hike and worth the sweat. Then one of the many fires we've seen on our adventure throughout the west coast. Next up, the lava tubes. A mile long hike through old lava tubes that created a spectacular cave and a great experience. Another fire follows. Then a view of the many mountains surrounding Bend and throughout Oregon. One of the coolest places we've been and they had great food as well(check out @alocalspot
for a nice restaurant).
This awe-inspiring shot from @zacventure
is representative of many areas of Utah right now. Our thoughts are with those battling all the fires around our state.
Salt Lake City and its suburbs lie in a valley surrounded by tall peaks, such that locals call this The Bathtub. Recently, wildfires in this state have caused The Bathtub to fill up with so much smoke that a couple of days ago I returned from a walk smelling like I’d sat at a campfire. On some days, though, the winds can sweep the Tub clean of the muck, rendering breathtaking views of the mountains all around. My hosts live a couple of blocks from a paved trail that goes on for miles and miles, and I’ve been taking my long walks at different times of day to see just when the smoke would clear. Incidental observation from all of my walks thus far, unrelated to the smoke but related to the beauty of the landscapes surrounding me on these walks: The housewives of OC got nothing on the housewives of SLC. #nofilter
The broken, red-rock-slag hills of the western Sierras poking through the smoke-hazed canopy of the last rays of sunlight in late afternoon
All area restriction orders that were in effect in the Prince George Fire Centre have been rescinded.
These orders were implemented to protect public safety and avoid any interference with wildfire control activities.
The Prince George Fire Centre thanks the public for its co-operation while these area restriction orders were in place. #wildfires
With our terrible year of wildfires here in California, many people have been concerned about how vulnerable redwoods are to fire. Learn key features that help redwoods survive: http://bit.ly/2zlhlw8 Photo by Mike Kahn/Sempervirens Fund: A school group investigates a living old-growth redwood with major fire scars in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. #redwoods #wildfires #bigbasin #castateparks #oldgrowth #santacruzmountains
THE WORLD IS TOO HOT and #Ontario
is no exception with high temps, #wildfires
, and #airpollution
. We NEED an ambitious climate action plan. SIGN HERE to show the Ontario government you care about a climate action plan: https://buff.ly/2wmirpt MORE INFO: https://buff.ly/2okdHws…/