It’s October. One of my favorite times of the year. The leaves on the tree look like the inside of a Crayola box. And, pumpkins are popping up on porches across the country. Today, I planned to share a pumpkin post. But, instead today our thoughts turn to Northern California. Keep reading to watch the very short video of a family reunion.
I planned to share a pumpkin post and how a pumpkin perched on an iron bench makes for a serene spot on the hill.
Sidenote: (Iron bench made by my husband back in the day when industrial arts were an elective credit in the high school curriculum)
I planned to share how a broken branch got a second chance …
But, today my thoughts turn to the west and the wildfires’ devastation across Northern California. Living in Colorado we are well aware of the threat of wildfires in our mountain, rural and residential neighborhoods. Water and the lack of it is a constant concern and threat to our state.
This photo was taken after the Daniel’s Park fire in 2003. A good friend drove over and pounded on my front door to notify me that there was an evacuation order (pre-Twitter and I-phone alerts). With my husband out of town for the day, I had to evacuate my three young children, with the help of my brother. I grabbed my kids, their blankies and a few photos (thank God for cloud-based storage). My brother was in charge of the goldfish.
We were lucky that the fire was backed by cooler temps and rain in the forecast. Other Colorado communities have not been as fortunate.
Today, I wanted to share this video that will make you smile. It’s about a reunion between residents in Northern California and their Bernese Mountain dog, Izzy.
Sidenote: We are owners of a Berner (Chloe) too! I shared a recent post about her here.
If you know of relief efforts for the communities in Northern California, please share details in the comments.