Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A LITTLE SHORT ON MOTIVATION TONIGHT

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STANDING ATOP THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS LOOKING OUT OVER THE SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY TO THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS...THE COCHISE STRONGHOLD IS THAT POINTED ROCK IN THE CENTER OF THE BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO  

Aside from Kelly & I slipping down to see my Uncle Harry in Mitchell this morning it has been a quiet day.

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RUGGED TERRAIN HERE IN THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS

In a Facebook update from Rosanna on the Chiricahua fire. She says, “ I've had lots of emails asking about our Chiricahua fire: as of today it is 90% contained!! :)))))) It has eaten up 223,214 acres --all of the Chiricahua Wilderness including the Monument; some ranch lands, some private lands, some BLM lands and costing taxpayers over $46 million so far :((((((( . What an experience this has been!! Now we shall watch and help and love it back to health.”

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I AM SURE HOPING WHAT YOU SEE IN THE ABOVE PHOTOS OF THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT IS NOT ALL BURNED TO THE GROUND NOW  

I sent a message back to Rosanna asking about the Faraway Ranch & Visitor's Center.  Also asked if she had heard anything about the buildings at old Fort Rucker.  Rosanna messaged back saying, "ALL of those buildings made it -- the wonderful firefighters wrapped the buildings in special "stuff" to keep them from burning!!! AMAZING and wonderful!!! 3 cabins lost in Turkey Creek; 3 lost in Whitetail Cyn. 3 at Rustler Park; 14 outbuildings in those same areas lost. Really incredible considering the "hugeness" of this fire!"

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THE FARAWAY RANCH IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT...SO GLAD TO HEAR THESE BUILDINGS WERE SPARED FROM THE FIRE

The Chiricahua fire is different from the one in the Huachuca Mountains to the west called the Monument fire. Firefighters have now established a fire line to try & stop the fire from entering into an area known far & wide for it’s wonderful summer bird population. Ramsey Canyon is now in peril!!  Just heard on the 6 o'clock news a few minutes ago the Monument fire is now about 60% contained.

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RAMSEY CANYON

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HIKING IN RAMSEY CANYON THIS PAST JANUARY 

My old writing spirit is just not motivating me again tonight as I trudge myself through yet another............Blogger's valley:((

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I BELIEVE THIS BIRD TO BE A MEXICAN JAY 

GROANER'S CORNER:((  A man was telling his neighbor, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it is state of the art. It's perfect.'
'Really,' answered the neighbor. 'What kind is it?'
'Twelve thirty.'

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9 comments:

Jean and Skip said...

I hope the fires will be 100% contained soon. I was just looking at your pictures of Bryce Canyon from 2007. There is a show on tv right now called Canadian Pickers, and they are in Bayfield at someone named Phil's house. He has a lot of stuff he's collected over the years.

Kathy and Robert said...

My heart goes out to all affected by this fire. I saw on the news tonight that two firefighters died when the fire changed direction...So sad.
Wish I knew a rain dance...
Kathy
nice post for someone in the valley

Sue and Doug said...

great to hear that the Fort Rucker buildings were saved..now we can only hope that all the fires will be contained soon!..I can so relate to the blogger funk...I got nothing!

Jim and Sandie said...

I am so grateful that they have made some progress on the fires. If only the winds would stay down for a couple more days they might be able to win the battle.

Debbie Goode said...

Thanks for the update on the fire...here's hoping it is over very soon.

Gypsy said...

As devastating as the fire has been, there are probably some areas that will benefit from it. Nature has a way of healing the earth and bringing new life. I think that's the only way to make any sense out of it.

Dennis and Donna said...

I know the blogger block too. Seems like I haven't had much to say lately...But I DO have a blog in the hopper from Father's Day weekend..Events prevented me from using it at the time, but I will publish it tomorrow AM...Love your photos...

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog since sometime last winter when you were in Arizona. Great writting and photos.

Don't you use your motorhome during your stay in Canada? Seems to me a trip away from home might help with the blog writting.

Donna K said...

Thanks for the update on the fires. Seeing all your wonderful photos of the area makes my heart ache for all that has been lost ...and rejoice at what has been saved. So glad progress is being made on the fires.

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