We are on high alert due to extremely high winds (65 mph) and lots of dry brush so fires are springing up around our State. So far there have not been any casualties or loss of homes because the wonderful fire crews have managed to knock them down quickly, but with the arrival of the high winds that might change instantly. Our snow fall for this season has been disappointing so we are also facing more drought conditions. Many local lakes have been dry for several seasons and it doesn't look like they are going to be replenished any time soon. The lake in our community once panned out into what is now cattle grazing pastures but each year the lake it gets smaller and smaller. We could really use some moisture to help resolve these conditions.
Do you see the pretty candy striped cliffs? Want to see some more?
Our property isn't right by these cliffs because you have to pay more for those plots of land. Besides that's usually where the bobcats and mountain lions roam. Instead, our property is right in the thick of trees and boarders a National forest so we need to be cautious when fire conditions arise.
See all the trees? They're pretty but once the snows melt, as it is now, those trees become fire kindle and since we are in a valley with lots of trees everything can burn within minutes.