Today I saw flames destroy everything in its path. My family were trapped. The fire showed its fury like I have not seen in many years. The skies were filled with beautiful yet an ominous orange glow. And as the sun went down, the hills lit up like millions of beautiful candles with amazing orange and yellow flames. Once again we were at the mercy of this incredible force.
Prestigious trees and fields that stretched for miles no longer held the colors of life. Now there was only a stench of loss and destruction.
My family once trapped were now allowed to leave, with bags and necessities. Animals accounted for and personal items. They were some of the fortunate ones.
I can only believe in the resilience of people to rise up and help those in need.
I would just like to take this time to give thanks to the blessings of life, our families,
precious friends and volunteers who give freely of their time to help out wherever the need may be..