Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Wallow Fire

The area of my dad's cabin has been on "pre-evacuation" status for the past 4 or so days. Because of this, my husband and brother drove up a few days ago and removed some of our most meaningful "unreplaceables" and some furniture out of the cabin and into a storage unit away from the fire, just in case.

We're hopeful and prayerful. The cabin is tied to a lot of family feelings, experiences, and memories. And to see all that beautiful forest burned black makes me sick. But at the same time, the cabin is just worldly "stuff", and having it burn down would only simplify our lives. (I keep telling myself that, but it doesn't make me feel any better).

Now all we can do is watch the news and wait it out. And pray for mild wind and lots of early summer rains.

Here's a few pictures John took while there. What might look like nice big clouds is actually smoke rising from the burning forest. (not sure why the sizes are different).


  1. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I had no idea. We will definitely pray for your family and the others' cabins up in those beautiful mountains!