FIRES -FIRES – FIRES
In all the skies – in my eyes – tears for the lives – killing men and trees – pray for rain please.
Ran from the 100 degree HEAT – in every state – in the Northwest. Ran to Washington – looking for cooler days. Ran all the way up here pulling the Trailer and now – running from the FIRES. From the HEAT into the FIRE !
Now in Leavenworth Washington – the Wolverine Fire is licking my heals. Only 14 miles away – all are poised to flee if the wind blows south. If you look you will see that there are Fires burning actively in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and California. All the skies are an eerie burnt orange and it is nasty to breathe in the smoke filled with chemicals. People speak in low voices – worried for their families safety and for their homes. Three brave fire fighters have died. So far 1100 square miles of land, trees and homes have been devoured just by the fires in Washington alone.
Why don’t I leave – look at the map of fires – its shocking how many there are in all the states around me. Now the Army from Fort Lewis, Seattle is here and thousands of courageous volunteers – all banding together to conquer.
These fires are mostly flaring up due to extremely dry land and foliage which bursts into combustion fires or are easily ignited by lightening strikes. Normally there is more rain and snow all year round up here that keeps everything moist but as we all know – there has not been enough precipitation due to pollution and global warming. For example, last winter Mount Rainier had the least amount of precipitation in recorded history !
What is really upsetting me is SEEING how tragically low the rivers and lakes are, the glaciers are melting into waterfalls, and how massive landscapes of TREES are being destroyed by fires and mans continued massacre of them through the lumber industry. In other words – US – WE are collectively destroying the planet we were graciously given. The source of all life – WATER – the greatest gift on earth – we have used it all up like gluttons. What will you do when the water doesn’t come out of your facet ???
God will forgive us before nature does !
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW TO HELP SAVE WATER AND TREES :
Monitor Your Own Behavior Each Day – make Yourself accountable for what you use !
Teach your children to USE LESS – share with friends how You found ways to Save water and paper.
GET IN – your shower once you turn on the water !
Don’t flush your toilet unless Necessary – Not for every little tissue – it uses 5 GALLONS each flush !
Water gardens in early morning or late afternoon – save water from evaporating in mid-day hot sun.
USE LESS PAPER – Reuse other side of bad Copies – Stop Printing too many Copies every day !
USE LESS – Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues – USE real napkins
What other ways can you think of to USE LESS and SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH ?