Sunday, July 6, 2008

Putting out the fires

There are over 330 wildfires burning out of control in the state of California! And there are 1400 contained fires, which means they are still burning. Over 800 square miles and 69 homes have burned so far.

Just a few months ago, there was a wildfire burning in the mountains near my house. They got it 95% contained; and then the winds picked up and a spark landed outside the boundary. The fire raged out of control destroying 59 homes and 13,000 acres. Then recently, a lightning caused fire started in the same area, destroying another 6 homes and 5500 acres. Nature started this one and eventually nature put it out. The rains were a huge help in dousing the flames. Luckily, the two small towns nearby have been passed over. Now, however, the area is suffering from excessive runoff down the burned out area and flooding is a possiblity.

On a lighter note but with the same theme, I had the pleasure of seeing this song performed live on David Bowie's Serious Moonlight tour in '83. Enjoy!

Bowie- Cat People (Putting out the Fire) '83 Serious Moonlight tour

1 comment:

Twinville said...

Cat People! Cool movie!
I like how Bowie wore light colors so his clothes look as if they are surrounded by fire.
Where did you see that particular concert?