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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


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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