Learn to wait-life's hardest lesson
Conned, perchance, through blinding tears;
While the heart throubs sadly echo
To the tread of passing years.
Learn to wait-hope's slow fruition;
Faint not, though the way seems long;
There is joy in each condition;
Hearts through suffering may grow strong.
Thus a soul untouched by sorrow
Aims not at a higher state;
Joy seeks not a brighter morrow;
Only sad hearts learn to wait.
Author Unknown


Trinity Fires....

We got some awesome shots of the Water Tank Helicopters getting water from Erwing Reservoir. They would fly in hover over the reservoir putting that hose into the water filling up their tanks. Here are a couple of pictures that my husband took with our Coolpix P4 camera. This is a beautiful view of our reservoir. There is a trail that you can walk all around this reservoir. As you can see that in the evening when the helicopters are filling up with water. Locals are here taking pictures along with me. There were 2 helicopters that were constantly filling up with water and dumping it over the fires surrounding Hayfork.

Going to be interesting to see how the surrounding forest will look like so much of it has burn. My heart goes out to all the wild animals that has been dislocated or gave their lives trying to escape the flames. At the same time thankful we have men and women who are willing to fight these fires.


Fires in Trinity County continue.....

This helicopter is amazing. I'm not sure what they called it. It is BIG. This one is carrying a bucket underneath it. The bucket holds 2,000 gallons of water in it. It will go, makes it dump, then come back to the air port, the ground grew would re-fill the bucket up.

See the Red Bucket below, this helicopter is on its way back to the fair grounds.
Now he is lowering the bucket down to the airport notice the difference in the sky color. That is heavy dark blue grey smoke in the background. 
You can not see the bucket here just the long cable that holds the bucket. The bucket is now on the ground.

As you can see now that helicopter is coming on down to land. This was amazing to watch!


Fires in Trinity County continue.....

We were delighted that we were able to get these pictures right now as I am writing this it is so smoky it looks like fog.

How cool is that? I can't believe that we are getting shots like this from that little tiny camera my Coolpix P4  This is call a Water Tanker Helicopter also know has a Logging Helicopter too.

See the smoke is coming back into Hayfork. It is so dark and dreary when that smoke is upon us.
Here is a beautiful shot of a helicopter with the sunset behind the smoke causing it to look this red.
Tomorrow I will share more pictures of this Helicopter. 


Fires in Trinity County

Back in June around the first week of June we had a dry lightening storm that cause havoc with Trinity County and other surrounding counties too. In Trinity County we had 79 fires burning. Our little community turn into a war zone so to speak. We have firemen here from all over, helicopters flying here n there. We are thankful to have them here fighting the fires. We have been in heavy smoke for over a month now, then suddenly Friday afternoon a nice breeze blew, blowing all the smoke out. Boy was that a blessing the smoke was really getting to us. That day we choose to go into town these are the pictures we came back with.

As we came into Hayfork, on one side it was clear blue skies the other side was dark n dreary with heavy smoke. We have been in this smoke for days some days we could barely see down our drive way. 

I was so excited getting a shot of this helicopter with my little Coolpix P4 camera while at the bank I did not even notice the pine tree with the cross on top. Cool! I wonder what the pilot thought?
Mike took this picture as the helicopter was lifting from the air port here in Hayfork. 
More pictures tomorrow to share with you.


Old Fashion Silhouettes

Old Fashioned Silhouettes size 2.5 x 3.5
Made for the Old Fashioned Silhouette Swap over at ATCsforALL 



After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the Obstetrician. "Doctor," the man said, "I don't mind telling you, but I'm a little upset because my daughter has red hair.  She can't possibly be mine!!"

"Nonsense," the doctor said".

"Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors may have contributed red hair to the gene pool."

"It isn't possible," the man insisted."????? ?"This can't be, our
families on both sides had jet-black hair for generations."

"Well," said the doctor, "let me ask you this. How often do
you have sex??? "
The man seemed a bit ashamed . "I've been working very hard for the past year. We only made love once or twice every few months."

"Well, there you have it!" The doctor said confidently.

"It's rust." 

my redheaded sister in-law sent this to me!