|Project by MichaelA||posted 717 days ago||1777 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
This Ponderosa round was salvaged from the ashes of the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012. This devastating fire started on June 23, 2012 four miles NW of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Two lives were lost to this tragedy. 18,247 acres burned and at least 346 homes lost. This fire has been declared as the most destructive fire in Colorado history. My Thanks to all the Firefighters and Volunteers who put themselves in harms way to fight this terrible force of nature. My heart goes out to the people who lost their homes and the families of those who were lost.
This fierce Ute Warrior has a bewildered stare as he learns of his home being lost. This look I see in the faces of the victums of the Waldo fire. Lost, bewildered but strong. From the ashes Mother nature will renew and so will the homes be rebuilt, such is the circle of Life.
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"