Monday, June 25, 2012

Wildfires In My Backyard


While I was at work on Saturday a fire started and I didn't even know it.
All of a sudden people were pointing at the mountains, and we knew that it wasn't smoke from the fires in the north. We had our own fire. That was a fear that I have never experienced.
Something so threatening and uncontrollable, so close.
"0% Containment".

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Sunday, I awoke to a wall of smoke that used to be mountains.
Swollen eyes, fear of the unknown, and a desire to help, but no direction.
We were only one out of seven blazing fires in Colorado, but were labeled the highest priority based on the possible urban devastation.

It is just Mother Nature's housekeeping, but that doesn't make it any less intimidating and awe inspiring.
Here is what it all looked like from my backyard:


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Please don't worry about me, as we live in an unaffected area, but keep Colorado Springs in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to donate to Red Cross, that would be amazing as well.
So far there have been no casualties and no structure damage, so we are hoping the containment percentage keeps going up! Thank goodness for the awesome Firefighters, Policemen, and volunteers.
This is a very surreal situation, and I wish my hubby was here. I need my personal knight in shining armor back.


I do have some very good news, though!
I got the chance to participate in 5ohwifey's Group Giveaway!
This is my first group giveaway, so I am super excited.
 (Prolly more than I should be. Hehe)
Go check it out, and I hope you all win!



22 comments:

Miss Rachel M. said...

Still keeping you and your area in my prayers! Can't believe how long these fires have been going on :(

Please stay safe!

Harlem Green said...

glad you are safe but those situations are very scary. I lived in cali all my life and I am no stranger to wild fires. It sucks. Keep your head up.

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Keeping you and the effected surrounding areas in my thoughs and prayers, It's really scary when you have no control over what's going on.

P!nky said...

SOOOO glad you are safe. your tweet made me all kinds of nervous!

Stay safe! I'm praying for you!

xoxo

Megan Wadsworth said...

Glad to hear you're out of harms way like we are. We're in the southern part near Milton E Proby & Powers, so we're not anywhere close to a dangerous area, but we can see EVERYTHING. I blogged about the fire today also and linked to your post as well!

Nicole said...

Wow, as I was reading this I heard about it on the radio. Crazy! You be safe!!!

Morgan Stone said...

Whoa, this is really scary! I will definitely keep Colorado Springs in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your area continues to stay out of the worst of it!

Alana Christine said...

So scary! Glad you're safe!

J and A said...

That is so scary! Glad you are ok though!!

Hilary said...

Fires are scary! Still thinkin about ya! :) I need to check out the group giveaways I keep hearing tons about!

Alice said...

I will most def keep Colorado Springs in my prayers.

Wild fires are crazy scary. San Diego was hit really hard a few years ago. The mayor basically "shut us down" for a few days. No school/work Scary times. :(

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Glad you are in an unaffected area! I can't imagine how scary that must be!

Katie said...

I live in Utah and we just had a 6,000 Acre wild fire in BFE that has been turned into a residential area. My cousins live right by where it started. It's so scary! Hope they get things controlled out there!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Rig it so I win, dooo it.


xx
Tab

Mrs. Robinson said...

It's amazing how pictures of something scary can be so beautiful. Thoughts & prayers to those in danger, and I hope your knight gets back to ya soon. :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I live on the north end of the springs and couldn't believe the smoke that was rising on Saturday and since then. Garden of the Gods is one of my favorite areas of town and it breaks my heart that it was so affected by the smoke. I'm so thankful that all of the structures have been kept safe though, especially Glen Eyrie!

Tiffany said...

Oh my that is so scary!

Fran said...

This is so scary. glad you're in the unaffected area

Nicole Marie said...

Wow. That is really scary. Glad you are okay.

Megan said...

Definitely so scary!! Praying for all involved!

Jen said...

This fire is totally terrifying and breaks my heart! I have lived in Woodland Park and Manitou and I was homeless for a while when I was going through a bad patch of my life and I lived in my Jeep Cherokee on Rampart Range Road so this fire is destroying memorable places for me! I am devastated. I am just hoping and praying all the effort and time the firefighters are putting in doesn't go to waste and that no homes or structures are lost!

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

Stay safe girl! That definitely sounds terrifying and so scary :(

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