Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Let the Rain Kiss You

There was a fire uphill from us this weekend, No one was hurt and the fire fighters managed to put it out before homes were damaged. But it was quite the sight to see the line of flames as it worked its way down hill and then extinguished in one well aimed dousing with retardant from a fire fighting airplane.

You can just see the line of fire through the tree.

A Cal Fire plane drops fire retardant on a 4-acre grass fire.
Photo by Stoney Meagher

The orange is fire retardant. The helicopter is looking for hot spots.
The drought here has made the hills a tinder box, ready to go up in flames with the smallest of sparks. Thankfully it rained some last night. Hopefully a portent of things to come.

On a less dramatic note I managed to complete my midterm project for one class and portfolio for the other. I teach my final class of the year tonight and then we move on to holiday related projects!

This week's Diva Challenge was set by guest blogger Paula Bramante. The challenge was to use a cairn template by Lisa Rankin as a string or to just use your own vision of stones and ceremony. I chose to use the template and had fun picking out patterns for each stone in the cairn.

Tangles Used: Lazy Eights, Undu, Yuan, Riverstones,
Scroll Feather, Partay, Tipple, Star Map, Linq, Well, and Gravee
A nice metaphor for life, one event building on top of another.


  1. So glad you are okay after the fire! I had heard about it and meant to contact you but this has been a rough week and it slipped my mind. What a relief that they were able to put it out.

  2. The tangles you chose work really well together. I love "star map." I'll have to try that one!

  3. I'm glad you (and your house) stayed safe!!!
    Love your pile of stones. Funny that we both used the same tangle for the outer circle. You for this challenge and I for the Dare :-)