Thank you all for your well wishes. Our town is healing, and the people of the community are all helping each other. I did go through a feeling of guilt for a while. But, we are all going to make it.
The snow and the homes are beautiful now. I can just imagine how scary with a view of the fire coming down the mountain. I'm glad you didn't lose home or life but feel so much for those who did. Had to be shocking for them all.
What an amazing picture, how things can change in a brief moment of time. Though it is quite stunning in the snow, I bet it was so beautiful before. I can only echo some of the wise words others have offered. Very glad that you were mostly spared and so sorry for the others and the wildlife.
I can only imagine the emotions that this has caused for you and all the others that went through this. Hugs.
Wow looks a little like my bush .Is your home filled with smoke
Actually, it probably smells better than it did this past summer. There was lots of smoke in the air from fires all over Colorado. But now, with the snows, there is no smoke at all. It makes me nervous though when some cabin is burning a wood fire. I just don't want any smoke at all. Even a burning candle makes me nervous! Our house smells great now - I have asthma so it has to be fragrance free and definitely smoke free!
even after so much damage, it is still beautiful with the snow . it snowed here a couple of times but no amount on the ground.
It will take along time to heal the wounds of the fire event. I pray you do not have further flooding problems in the spring. It is probably a good thing you do are having a light snow season.
Did you have much smoke down there in Denver? The area where we went in RMNP is all burned.
It is amazing the damage the fires can create. Living in California I know all about it. I am so glad you and your home was spared. The firefighters deserve all the THANK YOUS
What a picture Jan! It reminds me of our barren landscape here when the bushfires devastated everything in its wake. Thankfully you are o.k. and I am sorry for the loss of your neighbours. Our bush regenerates very quickly, so I hope yours does too. Love Chris
Were you close to any of the bush fires? For us a bush is like a short, small rounded tree! Your bush is our countryside!
My heart breaks for you and all of your neighbors. No words can ever heal all that is now broken in your lives. This picture truly shows the devastation fire causes. Your advice to make a list to list for emergencies is very wise. It's amazing how much we use every day just for toiletries and medications. Add to your list photos, paperwork like wills, banking, etc and anything that cannot be replaced because of sentimental value. Many many cyber hugs for you during this time of physical recovery.
Yes! Titles to cars, insurance policies, and the computers!
A very sobering picture of what has happened. Thanks for this and this is an occassion that I am lost for words. Take care
You weren't crying for the loss of your sofas. You cried for all the loss including the memories in your house when it looked that way. Now you have the double challenge to honor the past while moving forward past the loss into a new time with a new look, with fewer neighbors, less wildlife, altered views, changes. How will you honor the losses and the memories and the people? How will you respect the wildlife and the beauty of the earth? Will you help people as they try to recoup their losses? A major life crisis such as this causes us to reconsider and re-sort everything in our lives, I pray God's blessings on you in this process.
This fire was unique in the speed at which it consumed the forests. It was moving at the speed of 18 football fields per minute!