Monday, 15 August 2016

Crumbs for a Hot, Dry Summer


A lovely hot, dry summer for me
but the land is suffering
grasses are drying up on parched lands.
The woods are dry as a tinder box.


Way too hot to stitch outside....
...well, for us northerners!


Parched
Not a drop of rain for ages
seems so strange
 we are completely surrounded by oceans
that stretch for mile and miles.


Over two weeks ago
Diane and I spent a day at her camp in the woods
on one of our many lakes.


A lovely isolated place.


Water levels in all lakes have dropped this summer.

 

Mighty rocks hug the edges of lakes in these parts.
Mind you, they don't just stick to the edges they tend to
dot themselves all over the lakes hiding just below the surface
lying in wait for novice paddlers like me!

So glad we went when we did because
the woods have been on fire ever since.
Our brave firefighters must be stretched to the limit.
Water bombers have come from as far away as Quebec.

The woods are closed to everybody now.
We had some rain last night 
but I can't imagine it was anything like enough.

6 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear that. Glad you got there before the fire, sorry that the places you loved may have been damaged or destroyed. Although the rocks will have survived..

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  2. Oh no!!! We have relatives and friends in California and it seems that whole state is burning up. Its been very hot and humid here -- but we've been ever so fortunate to have had a lot of rains. Many trees have come down because the ground has become so saturated but we're ever so thankful for the rain.

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  3. Oh no!!! We have relatives and friends in California and it seems that whole state is burning up. Its been very hot and humid here -- but we've been ever so fortunate to have had a lot of rains. Many trees have come down because the ground has become so saturated but we're ever so thankful for the rain.

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  4. it's such a strange summer. fire risk is very high here, but we have now had a little bit of rain.

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  5. While we are wet you are dry, it will be our turn next. Always fires, they seem to be getting worse. I do love the colours in your stitchery.

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  6. Fire is such a terrible thing and yet nature bounces back! no so easy for us humans though who loose their homes. We too are having a very dry hot spell and no doubt there will be some long term damage to the garden. Lovely crumb. xx

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