My mom adventures in Fort Collins


It’s Fort Collins and the summer is (unintentionally) hot

Near and dear to Fort Collins are the foothills. People build beautiful dream homes  in these foothills, within spitting distance of Long’s Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. And these hills are on fire.

This is the second major fire of the year, and it’s awful. I’d complain about the air quality except that people are losing their homes and firefighters are working their butts off. Seems a bit self-indulgent to talk about how our home smells like a campfire when people are putting their lives on the line.

Near the intersection of Mulberry and Timberline in Fort Collins, Colorado around 7:20 pm on June 10

It’s a sad tale, no doubt made worse by the high winds and the ongoing drought-like conditions. I cannot–for the life of me–stop thinking about these evacuees, possibly sheltering in a local elementary school. 18 homes damaged or destroyed. An estimated 20,000 acres. Worst of all, one person is missing.

The sheriff has basically said that nothing is contained at this point. There is, in fact, no hope of containment when Mother Nature is nothing short of hostile.

So sad. Pray for rain. Pray for the wind to calm  down. Pray for the people that most certainly never thought that they’d have to forsake their little slice of heaven in the canyon. This fire has been described as the fire that the sheriff’s department always feared might happen. And here it is.

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So sorry to hear this (also this a.m. on NPR ) – will certainly pray!! VA

Comment by Virginia

Thanks, Virginia. I appreciate your prayers!

Comment by jaymers

[…] never thought about it before.) And pray especially for the folks in Colorado who were spared from fire a year ago, and are now fighting against mudslides and […]

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