A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Waiting Out the Inferno

                                       The Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine, California.
                           This area is famous for all the old westerns that were filmed here.

This is our location while waiting to see what develops back at the house in Santa Rosa.
That is Mt. Whitney about one quarter of the frame over from the right side.
Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous 48 states.

Even here smoke from fires somewhere in the southern part of the state fill the sky.
There is a mountain range in the distance to the left that you cannot see for all the smoke.

I think of all the deer, turkey, rabbit, fox, skunk, raccoon, yeah even the annoying squirrels that live in my Annadel State Park next door where the house is that have lost their homes and may have even probably perished in the fire that engulfs most of the wild land there.  
There are a couple of mountain lion that live there too.

Maybe they were able to run to a safe place

and find a new home.


biebkriebels said...

Such a loss of nature and animals, poor ones, they have no chances. It is a disaster for everyone.

Sandi said...

They say animals can sense when things are happening. Maybe they got away.

Shammickite said...

Gosh, that is an amazing set of ears on that bunny!
I hope much of the wildlife were able to get away from the flames, but as we greedy humans take over more and more of the wild places, the animals have nowhere safe to go. This is indeed a tragedy. 40 people dead and many more missing according to the news. Homes are lost. Businesses are lost. My heard goes out to everyone who has been affected by these fires. And the firefighters are definitely heroes.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hope your home is ok.