Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Greetings

--- Hillside Frosting ---

Happy Holidays To You All !

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cove Fire

 --- COVE  FIRE ---

Another in the  "Destruction For Creation" series.
This, with the fire about a third of the way along its path.
It is still in front of me at this point.
Fortunately, the wind is coming from behind and to the right
of me. At about the 8:00 o'clock position and the heat is not too great.
A very wide view would show that the entire left side
is in flame. the only way out is either straight back or to the right.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Destroy To Make New

--- Cades Cove Blaze ---

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction." 
                Pablo Picasso

The park service has decided to allow the grasses in Cades Cove to revert
to the original grass that covered this area many years ago.
So, they are burning off the "modern" grasses.
So, when this long strip was set ablaze, we made it a point to be on hand.
I was allowed fairly close to the fire.
Close enough to really feel the heat from the blaze.

It was an absolutely unforgettable experience. We were
privileged to be a part of it.
I will be posting more photos from this as I get them processed.