Monday, July 26, 2010

Mom, Is That A Volcano?

Like yesterday's view from my deck?


No, Montana is not coming to volcanic life. No fears from Yellowstone.

It's just the beginning of forest fire season.


Another part of any Montana summer (and summer in many other states, as well).


After spending some time watching trees burst into flame, through our binoculars, and the fire growing, before bed, we were happy, as the clouds parted this morning, to see things seem to be calming down - for now, at least.


A few happy campers, had to be air lifted out of harms way, and there are a number of very brave, and sure footed fire firefighters risking their lives this morning still. But so far, no one has been hurt, and because of the remote location of the fire's center, it's suspected to be naturally caused (don't let the houses fool you, over that ridge is real wilderness). So, we can sit back, and enjoy watching the helicopters flying in with giant buckets of water, and planes circling over our slightly more dramatic sky line.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Seen many of scenes like this North of Spokane, and in Boise. I think Selena would ask the same thing, Is that a volcano?

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

It really does look like a volcano! Glad to hear you are safe and no one was hurt!

Christy said...

Wow. What a crazy thing to see from your deck! It did look like a volcano. I'm glad everyone is safe.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Unreal to us, urban dwellers - it does look like a volcano.

Debbie said...

Selena's first words when I showed her the pictures this morning, "A Volcano!" I couldn't convince her otherwise!

Ticia said...

Wow, I was thinking volcano too. That's a really interesting chain of events. It's seriously crazy.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Always feel so bad for kids with asthma during fire season! Hope it stays a calm (damp) summer.

Wonder Mom said...

CRAZY!!! this just reminds me how much I ADORE firefighters...seriously, they ROCK!!!