Tuesday, July 16, 2013

more clouds

Another quiet week here for us. Just waiting on a call from the counter people about when they plan on putting in our counters – we selected a new style of DuPont quartz for the top, and are waiting on shipment of the slabs. I thought only granite and natural stone were sold in slabs but it seems man made quartz is too. Oh well, we’ve been living with the kitchen for quite a while, guess a little longer will not hurt much, as long as it’s done by granddaughter E’s annual pool party scheduled for the end of August.

Smoke from the fire on Mt. Charleston has decreased considerably. There were some thunderstorms over the weekend, we got very little rain where we lived but I think there was some water falling up over the burn area which helped the firefighters. Supposedly the fire is now 60% contained, whatever that means. I don’t understand all of this effort – if the fire was started by a lightning strike why don’t they just let it burn? For thousands of years if a fire started there was no fire crew that put it out, isn’t that stuff supposed to burn off once in a while and make space for new growth?

Let’s go back to cloud pictures for a bit, this one over the park near our house. It reminds me of that painter that we used to see on PBS who talked about painting pretty little clouds.

7 comments:

Graciewilde said...

Agreed. If the fire was started by lightening and is not threatening any structures, then why put a ton of energy and $$ into containing it? But what do I know?
Love your blue sky cloud pictures. Here we have only gray and fog but it burns off by early afternoon - then blue and cool skies prevail.

angryparsnip said...

Lovely "little" cloud and wonderful blue sky. No smoke !
We have the huge towering thunderheads all over the valley right now ! and the humidity plus the heat that goes with it.
I saw some spectacular photos of the smoke billowing behind The Strip.

cheers, parsnip

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Glad to know that the smoke is disappearing and I hope that there will be no more fires.

My "summer enrichment program" for three young boys has focused on clouds... cirrus, I believe.

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a much clearer sky than your last cloud shot Joe, nice to see more blue again !

Blond Duck said...

Such a pretty sky! I'm glad the fires are dying down.

Joyful said...

Looks like a lovely, peaceful summer day where you are. I was interested in your selection of quartz for your countertops. I have to get my counters done too but haven't yet done the resarch. What little I have heard on television makes me think about quartz or granite.

Blond Duck said...

Have a wonderful weekend!