Roses forum: A bad month for fires in Colorado

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 23, 2012 11:15 PM CST
8 fires going on all at once here in Colorado. This is super bad. On a scale of 1-6, with 1 being the least worrisome to 6 being the most extremely dangerous situation possible, today was a "super 6". The high here in Denver was 103 (I was out in it.. it was miserable), humidity was sitting at like 5%, gusty winds, no moisture in sight...

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This shot was taken a little bit ago from a Redditor in Colorado Springs. This fire is on the extreme western edge of Colorado Springs near where my in-laws used to live & bestiefriend-in-the-whole-world used to live (thankfully he no longer lives in the Springs but here in the Dmetro). The internationally known Garden of the Gods (http://gardenofgods.com/home/index.cfm?flash=1) has been evacuated due to the fire roaring towards it. The High Park fire is the most devastating fire in Colorado history, and, at this rate, might surpass the Hayman fire back in '02.

We need rain. Desperately. Anyone want to FedEx some moisture? We here watch the flooding in Minnesota and just cry.. all that water wasted where we could definitely use it here.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Jun 24, 2012 2:23 PM CST
Here's hoping that you and the ones you love go unscathed.

Here, too, a wish that the monsoons arrive soon to bring some refreshment to the southwest. We've had but a half inch of rain since mid-March.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jun 24, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Well, this morning I wasn't too worried. Now I am. There's a fire out on the plains not too terribly far from me, about 40 miles or so, near the teeny town of Elbert. But that's to my east and the wind never blows from east to west. If it does, we're screwed. No idea on how it started.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 26, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Caught this picture last night. This is actually smoke from the High Park fire, which is about 2.5 hours north of me. I got this picture about 1/2 mile from home (I live in the "Cottonwood District" of my town)
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Jun 26, 2012 9:25 AM CST
A bit of smoke in the atmosphere makes for pretty sunset colors, sometimes.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 27, 2012 6:35 AM CST
Colorado Springs is burning. My thoughts, prayers, & ...

damn

*cries*

I *know* intimately where it's burning. My inlaws lived there until 4 years ago exactly where is burning right now. My best friend used to live there until March. Exactly where it is burning

EXACTLY where it is burning. Words cannot describe the horror of these pictures.
http://photos.denverpost.com/mediacenter/2012/06/photos-wald...

I'm not going to try & put a political spin on this, but I have to for a minute. I don't really care what politics you follow, if you're Republican or Democrat or if you vote for little green Martians. But the fact that we cannot call up our National Guard because they're stationed all over the world rather than being HERE, where WE U.S. CITIZENS NEED THEM, then this is what happens. Plus ColoSpgs is so anti-tax, they don't have the resources to fight an inferno of this magnitude.

Those poor people. *cries real tears*
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jun 27, 2012 7:07 AM CST
I am with you Toni . I was saying the same thing this morning watching the news. When WE NEED
the National Guard they are not here to help. I have a National Guard base in our town . And a bunch
of men shipped out last week. WISH they were headed to Colorado

I think of you everytime I see the news. My prayers are with everyone in Colorado
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 27, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Shannon - I try to stay out of political discussions as it just makes for everyone being pissed off. But we need our people HERE. I'm a firm believer of take care of your own, always have been. If someone doesn't like me, fine, that's their choice. However, when shit hits the fan, don't expect me to be all warm & fuzzy & help you out 'cuz I ain't gonna if you treated me like dirt. I'm just that kind of rotten person. You help me, I help you. Personally speaking, I can't stand the Springs. Most of the people there have an opinion of themselves that they're way better than anyone else because they live in Colorado Springs and God Loves Them. Bah. I don't care what their religion is, but any religion that tells me that if I don't worship THEIR way then I'm gonna burn in hell.. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that I'm gonna burn in hell 'cuz I don't attend this, that, or the other church. And there are SOOOOOO many churches in the Springs.. I think it's like 1 church for every 200 people.. and ColoSpgs has like 325,000 people! All those churches are there for 1 major reason: taxes. Tons & tons of people convert a room in their house into a place of worship so they don't have to pay property taxes. Sorry if I'm sounding very anti-religion, but this is the facts there in the Spgs. I work with the county government (I work with county & state-level governments as part of my job) and I know where they put their money - and it's not into infrastructure, either.

*sigh* Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Jun 27, 2012 3:56 PM CST
Blessed, Blessed rain! Unfortunately no where in the fire area either in the Springs or up near Fort Collins.. plus lots of lightning. Thumbs down
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Name: Susan Coker
Bartlesville, Oklahoma,zone 6a
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9kittymom
Jun 27, 2012 5:28 PM CST
my heart is breaking for you Toni! I can't believe the heat right now and what is predicted. You are always in my thoughts and I watch all the coverage and do cry real tears for you.

Group hug Lovey dubby
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Jun 27, 2012 7:25 PM CST
mine too. i know what it feels like to have your heart in your throat over fires you know only rain will squelch. and last year when pennsylvania was flooding it just seemed like such a mad joke when texas was burning up. and those poor people had no where to go either.

skie you just go on and vent. it's gonna be ok. Group hug
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Stush2019
Jun 29, 2012 4:01 PM CST
My prayers and my heart goes out to you all. May God almighty brings forth the rains needed to quench this fire. But if he doesn't, Still thank God for that also.
I agree that our boys should be here where thay are needed to help out us. We need to stick together during these times of troubles. I give to my local church and they do sometimes go out and help people in need. I will have to find out if they plan to help out all the fire victims.
Also to be saved all one has to do is know God, have a personal relationship with him and let no person or church or anything stand between you and God. The rest is in his hands, trust him.
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Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas (Zone 8a)
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mamajack
Jun 30, 2012 10:01 PM CST
skie i heard just today that them fire boys was getting it under control up 'air. good to hear. Hurray!
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 1, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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