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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire


Blog Posted:8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Catie Lindsey's blog of yesterday brought attention to the massive fire happening in my home state, I thought I'd share this video I watched this morning.  The enormity of this fire, "The Rim Fire", in Yosemite National Park terrain, is so overwhelming and incredible, one wonders how it can ever be contained by man alone.  Now labeled as the largest fire in California history......for it to happen in the most beautiful scenery on the face of the planet.....is truly heart wrenching.   I don't know how many of my fellow Soupers have had the privilege of visiting Yosemite Valley, but the first glimpse of that valley when you are driving down the highway, turn the bend, and see before you, the wonder of Half-Dome, and El Capitan, the waterfalls, and lush scenery...nothing like it will ever take you breath away quite like it.  Pray that this fire spares the valley!  This video taken by National Guard plane overhead.  
    Bravo to the brave men and women trying to fight this inferno.  And pray with me for their safety in this battle against nature!

the first video is the beauty of Yosemite.....the 2nd is the fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QLVMwyxU_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_eGiGG1B-Q
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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:41:00 PM
    hello, carrie.. i watched both videos and got struck by the huge blaze... may my prayers keep you all safe and sound... keep your chin up!... huggs

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:25:00 PM
    Hi sweetie..California has a piece of my heart cause I have second cousins there..Its sad to see such happenings.Prayers and more prayers plus a big hug!!!

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 5:35:00 PM
    There is something about Fate that guides us all----I hope that you are safe and protected Carrie!

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Definitely sending thoughts, prayers and wishes for the brave firefighters' safety(everyone's safety of course)and that the Giant Sequoias in Yosemite are spared .... that would be such a shame if the Sequoias there are torched. Growing up further north in Canada, the Sequoia there aren't exactly as large as the ones growing in Central/North Cali, but I am very familiar with a similar terrain. How can I forget -- Carrie, I am very glad that you are ok.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:05:00 PM
    Hi, dear Carrie. I watched the video, such incredible images. Sending my best wishes. Everything will be fine soon.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Carrie, I watched a little of the video. Such beautiful forest land. You will have to keep us posted on how things are developing there. Sure do hope they can save this valley.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Carrie....I watched the public tv show on John Muir the other nite.......looks magical......hope people and animals are safe.....tho...prolly the animals are havin' a rough time....jimbo

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM
Spring Reminder!!
Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:32:00 PM
Earthquakes
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM

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7/23/2014Sympathic Moon --- TritinaVersebaby,mother,
7/22/2014Strange, Not Knowing WhoTerzanellefriendship,grief,inspirat
7/21/2014Fish FodderLimerickfunny,
7/17/2014Scent of ChildhoodRhymechildhood,
7/16/2014A Tap on Memory's DoorVerseimagery,memory,
7/7/2014Conversation with the SunSonnethappiness,sun,
7/3/2014Dancing RaindropsAcrosticanimal,rain,
7/3/2014What I GaveFree verseintrospection,
7/3/2014Beyond the CounterpaneFree versechildhood,poems,poetry,
7/2/2014Goethe's PathVersenature,
6/30/2014Change of HeartQuintain (English)how i feel,introspection,
6/25/2014First StarVersestar,stars,
6/24/2014From The PastFree verseimagination,introspection
6/23/2014Beach PicnicTankabeach,summer,sun,
6/19/2014A positive poemSijofarewell,nature,sun,
6/19/2014Releasing MeSonnethappiness,peace,
6/16/2014Tournament of Sally---Aka Racquet-BallsLimerickfunny,sports,
6/13/2014Midnight HourRhymemother,nostalgia,
6/11/2014The Touch of a StrangerLyricfriend,friendship,uplifti
6/9/2014A Summer Remembered - Sijo StringSijofirst love,lost love,love
6/6/2014DestinyHaikuintrospection,visionary,
6/6/2014A Shade From The PastSonnetart,nostalgia,people,
6/3/2014Tender Moon -- A NonetNonetmoon,
6/3/2014DREAMSVersedream,sleep,
6/2/2014At June LakeVersenature,
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