Monday, July 29, 2013

A Fire on Mount Si

I was so hoping we could avoid fires.
We have been so dry with only one 
morning of rain in a long long time.
Sadly  Mt. Si that I look at everyday
caught fire on Friday afternoon and is
still burning. 

 They have been dropping water by helicopter 
trying to contain it. It is traveling up the 
mountain into the wilderness. Hard to get
to by foot. It is across the valley from me and we
are safe. But it is so sad to see the trees go up
in flames, not to mention the wildlife.
We were coming home Saturday eve and I snapped 
these shots. They have closed the mountains 
hiking trails.
We had dinner in Snoqualmie across from the old 
train depot.

They restore old trains to their former glory.
On weekends you can ride the train through the valley
to North Bend and back.
They just finished up a weekend of 
Thomas the Tank.
The children go wild for this event and I love to
watch all the comings and goings.  It is a fun time
for all.
Well back to my sketching and painting and watching the fire.


Shirley said...

Hi Sharon, It is sad to see the fires. We are finally getting some much needed rain. It has rained all day, but not really hard. The temperature stayed in the 60's. Your friend came real close to your window just to nibble on your flowers. Have a wonderful day and I enjoy your drawings. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Createology said...

I do hope the fire is squelched very quickly. Our precious Idyllwild was saved recently from a huge fire of over 27,000 acres. The train event looks like a lot of fun. Blissful sketching...

Vee said...

It is always disconcerting to have a wildfire "in the neighborhood"...praying that it is contained and put out soon. Oh don't the children love Thomas?! I am nearly broken hearted that my grands have moved on.

baukje said...

How sad those fires and how dangerous for everybody. I am glad you are safe!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I hate those forest fires. All I can think about is the poor animals. Hopefully their instincts keep them safe. Glad your home is safe. Loves from The Queen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

How sad to see the wildfires - I hope it is out soon. The train station sounds so exciting.

Judy S. said...

Hi Sharon,

Ever since I heard about this fire, I've been worried about you. I hope they contain it quickly and am glad at least that it's not a threat to you. (Is it going up the mountain and away from civilization? It has been so dry here, hasn't it? Take care.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sharon - I am glad you are safe but so sad to think about the destruction of the beautiful mountains and trees.
On a lighter note loved seeing the train. There is something special about these locomotives that make one think of a bye gone era. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Snap said...

I'm running behind, but trying to catch up! I hate the forest fires for the same reasons as you. Take care!

Merry said...

How wonderful to have those old trains running so close to you. I hope it didn't take too much longer to contain the fire.