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Monday, August 26, 2013

Our World!!

Time for Our World again!! This is a wonderful way to find, see and enjoy the beauty, the fun, the good and even the not so good things about our world today and to share them!! Hope you will join us!!
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. --Allan K. Chalmers
This pic was taken by the daughter of a good friend of mine of  one of the many fires on Mount Hood this year!! It is an awesome mountain and I have shown it to you before, but not like this! Quite a picture of "my world" today!!

40 comments:

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Terrifying … wonder if the carelessness of mankind had anything to do with some of this … and I wonder how wildlife survives in such dramatic cases. Firefighters have got to be on the top of the list as heroes.

ladyfi said...

That is so frightening! And awe-inspiring too.

Jo said...

What a frightening sight, but beautifully captured. Have a great day, Sylvia. Greetings Jo

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
My word that is terrific work. This give 'awesome' its true meaning!! YAM xx

Mama Zen said...

Amazing shot!

My name is Riet said...

Hi Sylvia, what a frightening sight and great photo.
Sylvia I have not been visiting you because I could never get on your blog there always was a blog from 2009 on. But now it all of a sudden worked out well. Sorry it took such a long time but do know that I honestly tried. I must have done something wrong but I still don't know what. Have a nice week.

Kay said...

Oh Wow! That is totally awesome. I've never seen a photo like that. I hope that's not a fire in the distance.

Kay said...

Oops! Sorry. I checked again and I see that it IS a fire. Yikes!!!

Carver said...

That's an amazing shots. Frightening but very beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Sad that there's a fire but what a photo!

Phil Slade said...

Fantastic and scary all at the same time Sylvia.

Gary Phillips said...

That's a scary sight!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Joyful said...

That is an awesome photo!

mick said...

Great photo capture. I would never get tired of looking at that mountain!

TexWisGirl said...

terrifying...

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope that fire has already been put out!

Fun60 said...

Fires like that must be terrifying if you live in the area.

Photo Cache said...

it's majestic.

have a lovely week. enjoy the last days of august.

Snap said...

Beautiful and terrifying all at the same time. Hope the fires are all out.

eileeninmd said...

It is a gorgeous shot of Mt Hood. The fire is scary, I hope everyone was safe. Thanks for sharing, Sylvia. Have a happy week ahead!

Dianne said...

Very dramatic Sylvia .... capturing events as they happen.
Hoping you have a wonderful week. xx

Leovi said...

Wonderful photo, striking with the fire at the foot of the mountain!
Saludos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Here I am just down the street (so to speak) and I didn't know about these fires. Gosh. Amazing picture...hope all is OK on the mountain by now.

Linda Reeder said...

Great photo! And yes, wild fires are the bane of our dry season in the forests.

Jack said...

The fires out west are horrible. I know of the recent one in Colorado and the current ones in California, but I didn't know that Mount Hood also was threatened by fire. Bad!

George said...

All I can say about this photo is 'Wow!'.

James said...

It's a spectacular photo!

Al said...

That's crazy, it's supposed to be too wet in your part of the world for wildfire. But what an awesome photo!

Sandy Carlson said...

Quite a picture to be sure!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a brilliant shot Sylvia, but dreadful circumstances oui!

clairz said...

The fires just get scarier every year, Sylvia. Beautiful (though terrible) photo, though.

Arija said...

A fantastic shot until you see what it is all about. Wildfires are the bane of our existence here as well. Others look forward to the summer and the beach, I just dread the dry and the fires.

Thank you for your kind words my dear.

Indrani said...

Amazing contrast of different kinds of light. Great pic by the photographer.

magiceye said...

Indeed a WOW pic!!

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Love this scene!

DawnTreader said...

Impressive!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Sylvia! I am terrified of bush fires. In Australia there are a lot of them and my daughter lives in a forest, which is sometimes very dry.There are bushfires which are started deliberately by the local people, but they are under control.Wildlife runs the danger of being killed by fire. I hope that the fires in your country will be extinguished soon. I saw some of it on TV, this morning.

JM said...

Congrats to your friend's daughter, it's a fantastic shot. Fires have been a nightmare here! Four firemen have died just in August.

Stewart M said...

Wow! Thats a great picture!

Cheers - Stewart M.

Jesh St Germain said...

Once you have had a big fire close to your home like I, you only can think of all the destruction it causes:(

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