Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Goodbye 2023!

We had a fiery end to 2023.

Piles from the forest cut were burned in December.
134 acres of piled debris in the National Forest were lit.

Fires blazed and smoldered for 8 days.
Since our property abuts the National Forest, we had a front row seat. 

Fire is both mesmerizing and terrifying.
Smoke billowed but luckily didn't find a way into the house.

Smoke continued to rise from the ashes for many days.

We hope destruction will eventually lead to rebirth.
Perhaps wildflowers and saplings will grow to cover the open spaces.

Now, views from our property are unobstructed.

Skiing through the cut, we relish vistas of meadows and mountains.

I'm sharing two videos:
fire blazing behind our house
moose traversing our property at dusk as the fires continue to burn


The many blessings of 2023 are my Good Things as the year comes to a close.
I look forward to 2024.

Wishing you all the blessings of the season.
Thank you for visiting.

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