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The Irony of Bush Fires

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Blog entry by Don posted 12-21-2006 09:42 AM 849 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s 104 in the shade today. I still can’t get used to temperatures like this, particularly at Christmas. The only white Christmas we are likely to have is from the ash bowing in from the bush fires. Sometimes the visibility is down to a few miles as the sun burns through the smoke haze turning everything a yellow-gray color. 1.9 million acres have been blackened in the past few weeks and the prediction is that it will get a lot worse before it gets better.

Interestingly, many of the timber species that are burning, only propagate after a fire. They are there because of previous bush fires and only continue their kind with fresh fires. So whilst it’s sad to see such beautiful forests go up in smoke, it’s nature at work. Unfortunately, because we are attracted to such natural beauty, we build homes where fires will eventually travel. It is a tragedy for those that have done so, but the very beauty that attracts them was caused by fires of past times. Ironical!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/



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#1 posted 12-21-2006 07:35 PM

I hope your home isn’t in danger of fire.

I don’t think we would ever survive with temperatures like you have. Here in northern Minnesota when it gets in the mid to high 80’s, all the stores in the area sell out of fans, & AC’s. Right now we’ve been waiting for some decent snow, so the frost don’t go to deep. The poor snowmobile-r’s can’t wait to crank up their machines. It’s been a freaky winter so far, the ice on the lakes is to thin for some of the ice fishermen. The past few winters have been warmer, last winter we only had a couple of days of below zero. In the past we used to go sometimes 3 weeks of steady 24 hour days of below zero weather.
I don’t know if it’s Global warming, or if we’re just going through a cycle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 12-21-2006 11:07 PM

Dick, thanks for your concern. No, my home isn’t in any danger. The nearest fires are still over 100miles away. Have a look here learn more.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 05:39 AM

interesting blog

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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