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Bloggers PhotoBorn 12/15/1956 in the mountains of Central Oregon. :)

I may be a mountain girl, but I am no Hill-billy!

~ Ash ~

Blog Posted:8/27/2013 9:33:00 AM
Many of you may not be aware of the fire out on the west coast. They have named it the 'Rim Fire,' and it is burning out of control in the Sierra's and Northern CA. Over 189,000 acres have burned already, that's 252 square miles... and many shelters have burned. The fire is only 20% contained. High winds fuel the fire in late afternoon, and at mid day, high temperatures. No rain is in the forecast for this area. Here, in Reno, NV we have been dealing with the smoke from this fire for well over 10 days now. Of course, it started out that our air quality was judged to be 'unsafe' for those who are elderly, or babies, or with cardiac or lung problems. Now, it is judged to be 'unsafe' for the general population. Reno, sits in a valley, and the smoke comes in and settles there, until a high wind comes in and pushes it out. Winds are in the forecast for this afternoon. Hopefully it will make a difference in our air quality. Oh, I forgot to mention the ash. This morning when I went out to the car, it was covered with a layer of ash from the fire.... just how close is that fire getting? I am wondering how some of my fellow west coast Soupers are doing out there, Drake, how is it in your area? Carrie, is all well in your area? Marlon, are you getting any smoke down south? Andrea, are you getting any of the smoke over in Utah? Oh, and just as an aside note ~ we had an earthquake here yesterday, only 4.7 on the Richter scale, but, so funny....Edwin (my son) was up and off that couch in a flash and right out the front door. Funny, but he flew by me without a second thought. No problem... LOL :) As an aside note to the aside note~ Edwin was in Hollister CA when the big quake hit in...1998, I believe. So, he is totally freeked out by any sudden movement of the Earth plates. :) Oh well, he survived, that's what's important to me.  Well, I hope you are all breathing easy this morning :) Love and hugs to all, Catie :)
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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Thank you, everyone, I am fine. I was just checking on everyone else. love and hugs to all, catie :)

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:55:00 PM
    catie, i am concerned... please stay well; you are in my thoughts and prayers..huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Hi Catie!Pls stay safe..God will continue to protect you and your family....I will continue to pray for every one in the affected areas....Love u.....

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:58:00 PM
    Hello, dear Catie. I hope that California get rains soon ... the same catastrophe almost every year. Im sending my best wishes.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 11:25:00 AM
    HI Catie! Pls stay safe, especially those in the affected areas! That is good to know you're doing ok, and so are the Soupers....

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 8:53:00 PM
    The weather is nice and warm in L.A. It's been a lot of minor quakes all over California, most are in the desert. Be safe up there Catie!

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 5:27:00 PM
    I do hope things get better quickly in your area, Catie. Thankfully, things are good over here. I'm glad to hear our other fellow West Coast poets & friends are ok too.

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Thanks Catie, and Frank for checking on me!We are fine here, thank you, but heartsick for those people in the area around Yosemite,not to mention one the most beautiful places on God's green earth, is now threatened by these terrible fires, and I cry thinking of the wildlife and those giant sequoia trees..let's hope and pray they can get a handle on this horrible fire without loss of human life. Fortunately our cabin is in the Plumas Nat'l out of harm's way, however there was a fire in the foothills a few weeks ago, which we will pass on our way up this Labor Day weekend. All of Ca. is a tinder-box this year, as are so many states in the west. Bless those brave fire-fighters. No smoke here today in our valley where our home we are fortunate. Hope your air quality improves Catie !

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 2:19:00 PM
    frank down here better get ready for swaying buildings. A MAJOR earthquake was predicted over 25 years ago and at that time they said, "expect a biggie in Utah within 25 years" well, guess what? the 25 years is over now, so it could happen at any second. I have earthquake insurance on my house! I hope it never is that bad when it happens. Yes, we are having some fires in Utah too, Catie. But right now nothing too bad that I"ve heard about. Also, there are flash floods in some parts of Utah. End of times? Sure looks it!!

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 12:34:00 PM
    I am doing fine, Frank, a little cough, but nothing serious. i understand that now the ash from the fire is affecting San Fransisco's water supply. I also, am worried for Carrie, I know she's up there in the mountains in CA....worry, worry. I hope she sees the blog and lets us know her family and property are safe.... love and hugs, Catie :)

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COMES NOW THE HUSHRondeaunature,uplifting,me,
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The VoiceFree versefaith,hope,inspirational,
There Was A Time We Weren't Ashamed Of GodRhymededication,depression,dev
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Aphrodite NightSonnetangst,art,black african a
THE R-O-S-EAcrosticlove,
OUR MIDNIGHT PLACESonnetangst,art,black african a
I Can Do All Things Through HimRhymeuplifting,words,me,me,
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Beyond Your EndDouble Dactyladventure,angst,art,black
Prologue to Lessons of ChangeDramatic monologuelife,may,
God, SolsticeFree versedeath,faith,religion,
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Lord I Praise And Worship YOURhymeconfusion,dedication,depr
He can change your night into dayBiofaith,god,god,me,
MY SNOW WHITE CATIE LINDSEYFree versededication,me,rain,friend
Hermaphrodite - Part IFree versededication,hope,life,love
Hermaphrodite - Part IIFree versehope,life,love,passion,me
Hermaphrodite - Part IIIFree versehope,life,love,passion,fe
TAPESTRYLyricangst,art,black african a
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Leaving All I KnowCoupletdeath,imagination,life,de
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the crucible savantNarrativeadventure,life,tribute,up
Bliss StateVillanellefaith,family,happiness,lo
slag worn centipedesRhymeon writing and words,autu
death's breath is warmHaikudeath,life,nature,philoso
Hear Oh L-rdKyriellefaith,family,happiness,
black pebbles and violet streamsRhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
The Sowing---Repost in honor of Black History MonthFree verseblack african american,de
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Nothing is NewRhymelife,
TwigsFree versedream,fantasy,flower,free
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Cry In The DarkQuatraincry,dark,heart,lonely,lon
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