Took this picture from my living room window as it was to hot to go onto the deck. We broke the record for highest temp. ever in Seattle at 103. Here in the foothills we hit 109 and I stopped looking at the gage. We had hot winds and huge thunder clouds. The thunder was mind shaking. But no rain. I go out at night and water what I can when it is my day. We are being rationed to every other day. I put out bowls of water for the rabbits,etc and try to keep the bird baths full. Yesterday just below our woods I heard fire trucks ,5 in all. Then I saw smoke. I got cages and containers ready for the pets if I had to leave. But they were able to contain the brush fire. Later the sheriff came by asking if I had seen a young man running through my woods.I had not. But they say he was running from the fire. I truly hope we do not have a problem on our hands. I just can't bring myself to think some kid would start a fire. It was a six hour job for the firefighters as it was off the road and in the woods. I felt so sorry for them in this heat. I sleep with one eye open now.
On a funny side, last evening we were driving out and I looked at the creek. Thought I saw something, yup there were three baby elk laying in the creek to cool off. Then the mamma's showed up and then a few more.They were having a ball. When they came out and shook off they all looked like little kids with crew cuts. Of course I didn't have my camera. They didn't show up tonight. I think the thunder may have them waiting it out in the woods. Tomorrow if you read about an old lady in the foothills of the cascades making a fool of herself, not to worry it's just me doing a rain dance with the elk! Have a nice day and send me one nice day of rain, please, pretty please!!!!!