27 Jun 2012
in Walden Canyon
Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, Fire, Fire Fighters, Walden Canyon, Wild Fires
At this time of the year we usually enjoy long pleasant evenings on the patio, sipping a glass of wine as we watch the sun set. This year no-one in Colorado can relax. We had a smoky dusk at 6:30 last night as the Walden Canyon wildfire exploded and doubled in size. I live around sixty miles away from this fire. Imagine how terrifying it is up close.
To the East the sky was Dark and ominous.
Hard to believe it was an early evening in June.
The background is a blanket of smoke. It looks like storm clouds, I wish it was.
To our south-west, sixty miles away, the fire rages.
Awful, tragic, unpredictable fire.
This is not the sun setting behind the mountains. This is a raging, uncontrollable fire gobbling up our beautiful countryside, engulfing homes, obliterating memories.
This devastation is everyone’s worst nightmare, destroying dreams that have been years in the making. Think of the wildlife that must be fleeing terrified from the flames.
Put your hands together and pray that every living creature finds safety. Homes can be rebuilt, lives are lost forever.