Monday, August 3, 2015

It' Wild and Outta Control



Hi, Welcome to my world. As you all know, I live in NorCal which is nearly paradise in terms of weather and location. I loves loves loves it here. But these past FOUR years of drought have been tough. This weekend they got tougher when ONE FIRE in the Lake county area exploded to double its size due to the extremely dry conditions. It is only 12% contained.

I cannot express just how dry it here here. The brown grass is not just brown, , , it is crackling. When you step on it, it snaps. It is very scary dry.

So we had some weather come through last week - a tropical front which brought a little rain (and I do mean a little) rain to parts of the state. Unfortunately, a long with that rain came some lightning which in turn set off fires in the very very dry grasses and trees. WHOOSH! It just exploded.



Look at all those FIRES!!!! Scary, huh? This is what happens when rain is scarce and it is something we have to deal with now. 

It will take a lot of rain to get NorCal (all of California, really) back to its verdant self. Here's hoping for a wet winter . . . followed by another wet winter. . . followed by another wet winter. . .


9 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

Please just stay safe over there. Those fires are scary. Hope you're not too close to any of them. Wish we could send rain. We have too much down here.

PawHugs

Anonymous said...

Stay safe, Noodles. Have a good emergency plan. We are holding our breffs here hoping nobody throws a cigarette out the window.

Daisy and Scooter Pugman

Ranger said...

Stay safe. I wish I could send you some of our rain.
Wags,
Ranger

MilitaryPugWife said...

Oh man! Stay safe!!

Julie said...

You take care sweet Noodles, that fires stuffs is very scary
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Two French Bulldogs said...

This drought better end soon. Hopefully we'll get some rain in the winter
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

That's skeery. Texas was in about a gazillion year drought, but it finally ended this year. (And then we got FLOODS.) I hope Callyfornia's ends soon too!

Pug Slope said...

I hope the brave firefighters are able to get some of those fires contained. Stay safe, Noodles! Keeping my paws crossed for some rain for you all!

-Love,
Sid.

stellaroselong said...

We saw that on the news last night and thought of you praying that you were safe. We wish it would rain for you.
stella rose