Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Texas Wild Fires

Sadly, the wild fires here in Texas continue to burn. Almost every day we hear of another one around us or somewhere within the state. As you can see from the picture above the ground and grass are extremely dry. If I said it wasn’t scary I would be lying. It got a little too close for comfort a few weeks ago. 

A few weeks ago George Bush Park, which is approximately 2.5 miles from our home, was on fire. I didn’t even realize it was on fire until one of my friends posted on Facebook that it was burning. Imagine my surprise when I looked out the dining room window! 

The Houston Fire Department responded quickly and they were able to put it out before too much of the park was charred and before any homes were put in danger. We are all very grateful!  There is hope! We should be getting a little rain this week, but it’s going to take a 100 year flood for us to be caught up and out of the danger zone. 


LadyD said...

Amazing pictures. So sad to see the devastation. I'm remebering when we evacuated during one of our wildfires here in California. Stay safe!

gracies tough journey said...

So sorry to hear of your wildfires. Here in So Cal, I can so related to them. Ours usually come in October. I always feel trepidation thru the month of October. God Bless you all there is the great state of Texas!

Amber said...

Wow, I hope you are able to stay safe! Fires are scary!