The Whitewater Baldy wildfire here in southwestern New Mexico was only 40 miles from where I lived by my parents. These pictures are from my parents front yard.
It appears to be under control now, Praise God!
There is so much aftermath to deal with now. The displaced wildlife, the ash tht is now getting into the Gila River and causing issues further down stream. Goes to show why responsible logging isn't a bad thing.
I don't think that they log down here at all, nothing like they do up North in Pennsylvania and the other Northern states. Possibly why we don't hear about a lot of wildfires in those states, at least not as often.
|Smoke over Silver City, NM|
Now just praying monsoon season brings nice steady rain without a lot of lightening.
|View of the Mogollion Mts from Hwy 180 W just up the hill from my parents house.|
|Not a great shot, but this was at night, the red glow was so bright!|
Prayers for all of those affected by the Colorado fires and elsewhere!