Excitement at the river late this afternoon! While doing dishes, looking out the kitchen window a fire was spotted out by the road. Here you can see a view from the house, looking out at the road, and (below) two other "after" pictures at the scene.
Sorry no pictures of the fire itself. Our resident photographer was cutting a new trail/firebreak with the tractor, and helping to tamp out the fire.
All's well that ends well.
THANKS to the Linden Volunteer Fire Department. Soon after a call to 911 several folks arrived and tamped out the fire at its edges; then they stood by to be sure no more fires popped up.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Soon after arriving, it's off to the river bank. Just walking to the river in bare feet is so summer.
The river is like glass. It's late evening. The sun has left our place, but still shines its warmth to the trees up on the ridge to the East.
Looking down at the river from the bank, a dark shape is seen. A small log, floating just below the surface? Nope, it's a turtle! There's his head poking through the water to get him some air. Scan upstream to follow a splush sound; back to the turtle... but, he gone.
Shh! Listen: at first, all there is is silence. Then, listening more carefully, is the sound of two birds talking to each other. Summer is great.
posted at 8/11/2007 11:41:00 AM
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Forecasters are predicting several days of extremely hot weather starting Sunday that could put people and crops in danger.
Temperatures in the upper 90s are expected across the state this week and the heat plus humidity could put people at risk, according to the National Weather Service.
"It is when the temperature doesn't drop below 80 at night over a period of days that we get concerned, especially with the homeless..." Record high temperatures for the year are expected for parts of Middle Tennessee this week