Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wild-land fires have ruined this county!

I know a few people believe fires are good for rejuvenating wild areas, and yes this might be true in some cases, but over all burning off wild-grounds every 10, 20, or even every fifty years is not good for anything other than creating a place for weeds to grow.

The fact of the matter is just the opposite of what all our school books have told us.  Areas like that of the deserts and semi-deserts have a more diverse habitat in areas where fires have been absent for a 100 yrs or longer.

The change in the sage brush steppe in just my life time has been darn right scary.

This time the fire did not burn right up to my front door (like the last fire did).  Most of the brush was burned off from previous fires (fewer fuels), none the less this was still a very fast moving and dangerous fire, so thank you's go out to the BLM and our local fire fighters,  They did a great job!   

Two thumbs up for these guys, my Farther-n-law and Carmelo for standing brave with me on garden hose duty!

The garden saved!

Opuntia "mini-rita" 
First time in bloom.

 Pretty little flowers!

So glad to have seen this guy, not many tree frogs in my garden anymore. 

I can tell the summer temps are cooling down a bit, not as much purple on my Mini-rita.  I should have taken a pic a few weeks ago, it looked real pretty from the heat stress. 

Here we go again. A week later and the north side of Shoshone burns.  


  1. Just so little careful thought and balance to how we treat the environment...either-or. Now we over-compensate. Your various cacti and other plants are going bezerk with blooms!