Good morning everyone! It is still morning here anyway, though it’s nearly gone. It’s a nice sunny and very windy day once again, but perhaps not quite so windy as yesterday. This strong wind is not a good thing right now, there are a lot of forest fires burning in this part of Ontario. The small one close to us has been declared out now, but there is one near another community that has forced 4,100 people to be evacuated right away. There is only one highway out of that town and the fire is right alongside of it right now. The fire started yesterday and was spotted in the afternoon at 12 acres in size, by evening it was nearly 1,000 acres in size and growing fast. Strong wind and forest fires do not go together well.
It is very dry in the forest right now, fires start very easily. And a large percentage of our forest fires are caused by careless people. Those are fires that could be prevented. We have a beautiful area here, we really don’t want it going up in smoke. The blackened landscape after a fire is not a beautiful sight. One time we had a forest fire heading to our town, it was started by a campfire on a windy day like this and in one week that campfire grew to 100,000 acres. Carelessness can do a lot of damage sometimes. So much for today’s rant, sorry about that. It is a beautiful summer day, hopefully I can get out for a walk later. Maybe tomorrow I will remember to tell about my Sunday night visitor. Strange things happen sometimes.
For photos today, both are views of our beautiful lake on a summer morning a couple weeks ago. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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