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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 forest..so 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 is..so 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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My Past Blog Posts

 
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In The Mood Contest is Finalized!
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Okay, You Asked For It
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Free Verse Time Again Contest Judged
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Message in A Bottle Contest Finalized
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Message in a Bottle contest open
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Short Update
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The Old Poet
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Goodbye Everyone
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Re-write contest is judged
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/3/2014 Spirit of the Mountain Versechange,first love,life,
11/29/2014 Dark Clouds Verseintrospection,
11/28/2014 True Love's Song Free verselove,
11/24/2014 Not what it seems Haikuemotions,
11/23/2014 Dusting Memories Free verseintrospection,
11/23/2014 Time Lines Rhymeimagination,
11/23/2014 Stars Become Indifferent Free verselife,
11/22/2014 Forgiveness Verseforgiveness,
11/21/2014 The Condottiere Free verseintrospection,
11/21/2014 Healing the World I do not know?life,
11/21/2014 Blowing Kisses Rhymeimagination,
11/21/2014 Oceans of Love Sonnetgod,ocean,
11/20/2014 Freezing Temperatures Free verseblack african american,di
11/20/2014 A Country Christmas Rhymechildhood,christmas,
11/19/2014 The Veteran Free versewar,
11/19/2014 Jesus Free verseanalogy,jesus,
11/19/2014 So Long Free verseheartbroken,
11/17/2014 Shaken Free verselost love,
11/17/2014 Soul Speak Free verselost love,sad love,
11/17/2014 Substance of Science Free verseintrospection,
11/17/2014 Leaving Eden Free verseanalogy,imagination,
11/17/2014 The Linguist Free versehurt,
11/17/2014 Life's Crescendo Sestinaimagination,love,
11/17/2014 Memoirs Free verseintrospection,
11/16/2014 When Mercury Spills Coupletimagination,
11/16/2014 Fine Lines Free verseintrospection,
11/16/2014 Nothing Remains Free verseloneliness,
11/16/2014 Amber in the Distance Rhymestorm,
11/14/2014 Poised Upon a Time I do not know?lost love,
11/14/2014 Penance Iambic Pentameterlost love,
11/14/2014 Grace Rhymelost love,
11/14/2014 Love Grows Free verselove,
11/14/2014 The Beauty of You Diminished Hexaverseintrospection,
11/14/2014 Her Bone White Hands Free verselost love,
11/14/2014 These Dreams Free versedream,life,
11/13/2014 Let Me Out Trioletintrospection,
11/13/2014 In the Midnight Hour Free verseimagination,
11/13/2014 Ray's Sonnet Sonnetdeath of a friend,
11/13/2014 The Fast Sonnetgod,jesus,spiritual,
11/10/2014 Judgment, Bloody Judgment Crown of Sonnetsbible,judgement,
11/10/2014 Autumn Leaves Free verselost love,
11/10/2014 Christ Free versejesus,
11/10/2014 Autumn 2012 Balladenvironment,natural disas
11/9/2014 To God the Glory Rhymegod,introspection,life,
11/9/2014 Behind Green Eyes Free verseintrospection,spiritual,
11/9/2014 Heroes Lyriccowboy,
11/9/2014 Ouch Verselost love,love,
11/8/2014 Overheard in the Confessional Free verseintrospection,spiritual,
11/8/2014 The Great Nothingness Free versedepression,
11/8/2014 Dreamwalker Destinal Free verselife,relationship,
11/8/2014 Senryu Suite Senryubirth,change,life,nature,
11/8/2014 Wingfield Park at Christmas Time Rhymechristmas,
11/7/2014 Wrestling Rabbits and Dreams Free verseimagination,
11/7/2014 Dakota Moth Free verselost love,
11/6/2014 Sometimes I am Silent Free verselost love,
11/6/2014 Between the Stingers Free verseimagination,
11/6/2014 Ballad of Amamda Lea Balladsister,wedding,
11/6/2014 Daisy Chains and Laughter Rhymelost love,
11/6/2014 For My Son Sonnetlove,son,
11/5/2014 Shades of Green Iambic Pentameterlost love,
11/5/2014 Dancing in Delight Coupletlost love,love,
11/5/2014 Christos Rhymejesus,love,
11/5/2014 Count on Me Rhymegod,introspection,love,
11/5/2014 Prayer of Mary's Travail Free versebirth,jesus,
11/5/2014 Take My Hand Quaternlove,son,
11/5/2014 Fan Hill Diminished Hexaversebereavement,death,
11/4/2014 Wooing Karma Rhymelife,spiritual,
11/4/2014 Ladies of the Lawn Free verseimagination,
11/4/2014 Riding the Spiral Light Free verselife,
11/4/2014 A Touch of Rain Free verselost love,
11/4/2014 Haiku Suite Haikuintrospection,nature,
11/4/2014 Inch Worm - dark poetry Free versechildhood,
11/3/2014 Burning Embers Sonnetlost love,
11/3/2014 On My Mind Rhymelost love,
11/3/2014 The Rose Rhymeflower,
11/3/2014 Reminisce Free verselost love,
11/3/2014 I, Judas Free versedeath,father,
11/3/2014 Enlightenment Rhymegod,spiritual,
11/2/2014 Solitude's Embrace Kyriellelost love,
11/2/2014 The Seer Rhymenative american,
11/2/2014 Puppet I do not know?imagination,
11/2/2014 The Outlands Free versepeople,
11/1/2014 Child of the King Free verselife,spiritual,
11/1/2014 Inside Forever Haikulife,
11/1/2014 My Greatest Treasure Balladephilosophy,spiritual,
11/1/2014 Cpllapsar Free verseearth,
10/31/2014 Sitting By The Fire Free versebereavement,native americ
10/31/2014 The Distant Flame Balladedesire,
10/31/2014 Beneath the Apple Tree Free verseheaven,
10/31/2014 Lover of My Soul Chokagod,jesus,love,
10/31/2014 Dark Woods Rhymehalloween,
10/30/2014 What If Rhymespiritual,
10/30/2014 Heart To Heart Quaternlost love,
10/30/2014 In The backyard Pantoumchildhood,
10/30/2014 Dead Winter Free versebereavement,
10/30/2014 Midnight Villanelleimagination,
10/30/2014 I Weep Free verseimagination,
10/30/2014 Butterfly Faith Rhymereligion,
10/30/2014 The Whispering Wind Free verselost love,
10/30/2014 Haiku Haikuloneliness,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
APPARITION Lyricvisionaryname,name,
Love Have Everything Upon This Earth Free verseimagination,love,
Comes a Wind Rhymenature,
That Moment We Shall Sing Out Free verseimagination,inspirational
Hug them kindheartedly Verseinspirational,
City of Joy,Kolkata,6 PM Pantoumimagination,places,god,be
Jekyll's Hide Free verseintrospection,life,light,
WATCHING A SUMMER STORM IN DOYLESTOWN Rhymeadventure,angst,art,black
Missing Mother Versedepression,devotion,me,mi
Each Day Takes its Turn Carpe Diemblack african american,da
Shrouds of Mist Quatrainloss,sad,
COMES NOW THE HUSH Rondeaunature,uplifting,me,
The All Seeing I Verseintrospection,light,light
The Prophesy of Me Free versephilosophy,
Instead Of Loving Me As Christ Does Rhymededication,depression,dev
An Angel Rhymefaith,
You Took My Place Rhymedevotion,faith,religion,
Be Still Rhymefaith,religion,god,god,lo
Wrapped In Ribbons And Bows Of Love I do not know?hope,life,love,
forgotten is no option Free verselove,
honest reflections of a manogre Rhymeallegory,angst,anniversar
Reflections of manogre part two Rhymefriendship,life,
The Voice Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
There Was A Time We Weren't Ashamed Of God Rhymededication,depression,dev
Lovers of the Storm Free verselost love,dream,dream,lov
CANDLE 1st in Spanish then scroll down for english trans Lyricangst,art,black african a
FIRST KISS OF OUR LOVE Sonnetangst,art,black african a
her eyelashes' flicker Haikuromance,
Tender Caring Loving Heart Rhymelife,beauty,beauty,day,li
Aphrodite Night Sonnetangst,art,black african a
THE R-O-S-E Acrosticlove,
OUR MIDNIGHT PLACE Sonnetangst,art,black african a
I Can Do All Things Through Him Rhymeuplifting,words,me,me,
Before you go a little way, prospecting Dramatic monologuegirlfriend-boyfriend,word
Beyond Your End Double Dactyladventure,angst,art,black
Prologue to Lessons of Change Dramatic monologuelife,may,
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
Afterglow Free verselove,passion,words,me,me,
Lord I Praise And Worship YOU Rhymeconfusion,dedication,depr
He can change your night into day Biofaith,god,god,me,
MY SNOW WHITE CATIE LINDSEY Free versededication,me,rain,friend
Hermaphrodite - Part I Free versededication,hope,life,love
Hermaphrodite - Part II Free versehope,life,love,passion,me
Hermaphrodite - Part III Free versehope,life,love,passion,fe
TAPESTRY Lyricangst,art,black african a
Learning To Fly Again Free versehope,life,nature,bird,bir
Leaving All I Know Coupletdeath,imagination,life,de
Steel Horse Wings of Feather Coupletfaith,imagination,me,hors
the crucible savant Narrativeadventure,life,tribute,up
Bliss State Villanellefaith,family,happiness,lo
slag worn centipedes Rhymeon writing and words,autu
death's breath is warm Haikudeath,life,nature,philoso
Hear Oh L-rd Kyriellefaith,family,happiness,
black pebbles and violet streams Rhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
Echo Quintellalonely,song,song,
The Sowing---Repost in honor of Black History Month Free verseblack african american,de
Where Eden Begins Rhymegarden,nature,rose,song,
Nothing is New Rhymelife,
Twigs Free versedream,fantasy,flower,free
Stygstrome - Updrafts Free verseanniversary,happiness,hop
AS Close As Love Free versegrief,love,
Before This My Lady Free versereligious,god,god,
An Inhuman Presence Classicismbest friend,imagination,w
I am the Temple Blank verseinspirational,
Werewolves I do not know?life,loss,love,passion,sa
The Mad Hatters Rhymeconfusion,fantasy,funny,i
the sum of us Rhymefriendship,
Kissing the Blood of Battles Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)dedication,faith,
The Perfect Woman Rhymetribute,
Cry In The Dark Quatraincry,dark,heart,lonely,lon
The Ladybug's Whisper Free verseemotions,freedom,inspirat
Kiss The Sky Free versededication,love,lyric,tha
Autumn's Door I do not know?birth,light,love,
The Ojibwa Narrativenative american,
Like The Prodigal Son Free versefaith,
Come Unto Me I do not know?art,baptism,change,
Out of the Sun Rhymeabsence,age,angst,car,cha
When Winter Enters the Heart Free verseage,youth,
Trophy Wife Free verselife,relationship,
THE PLIGHT Rhymephilosophy,psychological,
Twilight's Clouds Quintain (English)sky,
Smile of the heart Rhymegirl,
Conglomerate Heart Rhymeheart,
I Need Time to Heal Rhymedeath,pain,sad love,sorro
'Smothered No More' Free versegrowth,life,
Nostalgia Rhymenostalgia,
A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
Give in to Me Free versedesire,emotions,
Ripe Love's Spectrum I do not know?angel,art,autumn,change,
Lotus Charm Haikuflower,nature,symbolism,
White Crows Rhymeintrospection,
A Girl Called Fate Free verseangst,
Factory Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,heart,
The Tree Free verseme,tree,
Verses Of Love Rhyme 
Smile For The Camera I do not know?love,
Gathering Stars I do not know?love,
Heart Strummer Terzanellefantasy,

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