Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fire on the Mountain!

Pilot Mountain, pictured above in the header in better days, is on fire. It started out as a "controlled burn", but ended up jumping the fire lines and got out of control. The smoke is awful!! People around here love "our" mountain. Just like the people of Kagoshima, Japan love Sakurajima, the volcano. It is one of the reasons our family moved here. I love to see the mountain every morning, and to see what color it will be today. Surry County fire fighters had hoped to have the fire under control, like yesterday, but so far it is still burning. A cold front is coming, the rain will be good, the high winds predicted not so good. The mountain was pretty with Fall foliage, not so anymore. The photo here is from the Internet (WXII, channel 12 news, to be exact). In the long run, it is said to be good for forests to burn occasionally, we will have to see about that.  Happy Lord's Day and God Bless!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

June, what's happening with the fire situation now? Is it contained? How much was lost?
That was awful news!

Tanya said...

Isn't it interesting how we "adopt" our mountains. In Nikko we have Mt. Nantai... and we think of it as just as beautiful as Mt. Fuji.