Monday, June 25, 2007

Close to Home

Keep your fingers crossed for the people who live at my favorite place on earth. My thoughts are with those who have lost their homes or who might and the firefighters; may everyone stay safe.

Bristlecone Pine Lake Tahoe 2001 (2)

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, October 2001

11 comments:

craftyhala said...

I hope they're all okay. My husband grew up on the North lake side and we were married in lake Tahoe. His Aunt has relatives there and so far they're okay. It's scary.
Be well
Mahala

paintandink said...

Craftyhala, your husband is so lucky to have grown up there. I hope his family stays safe.

I grew up in Reno and lived in California for a long time, and wildfires were always around, but for some reason this one has hit me much harder. Maybe it's because so many houses are gone. Maybe because I've always wished I had a house there.

I hope it's contained soon.

mushroommeadows said...

It makes me so sad. :(

CaBaCuRl said...

Yep, fingers crossed RadioGirl. Bushfires are something we are very familiar with...very scary and unpredictable,BUT...yippee..we are getting good rain in many of the worst drought areas here. Maybe I can blow the rain in the direction of the fires. By the way, I love the photos of Reno in your archives...so kitschy in a way, so 60s....gorgeous.

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh my...you must update us!!!

Crashdummie said...

I'll remember them in my prayers.

LoveDynamite said...

Me too:D

tinker said...

I'm keeping them all in my thoughts and prayers, too, Alison.

((hugs))

Pam Aries said...

Geepers..I kept going to your other blog!!! duh! Lake Tahoe..I have never been ,b ut it sure looks peaceful!

tongue in cheek said...

What what what? Please tell me more...I am off to look at the news on google.

paintandink said...

Thank you all for your thoughts and concern; I think the fire is about 70 percent contained now.

Unfortunately, 254 homes have been lost so far; I cannot even begin to imagine what those people are going through, but I am wishing the best for them as hard as I can.

If I ever get the chance, I will still live there. Or anywhere in the Sierra Nevadas, for that matter.