Yuck yuck yuck is what I have to say!!! Been lucky enough while staying in Polson, MT and on Flathead Lake but yesterday afternoon the smoke started to really get thick, started to really hide the beautiful mountains and islands and the smell has become stronger too!!! 😞
This morning appears to be a little worse!!! It is so saddening the mount of fires we have going on right now on our end of the U.S. These pictures should have beautiful majestic mountains in the background!!! I took these at 6:30am.
A great BIG THANK YOU to ALL the men and woman whom are fighting the fires, whom are cooking for the firefighters, whom are dropping retardant, whom are working hard to help in many ways……..too ALL involved!!! Please stay safe!!!
I know that many people understand the difficulties we have with our forests and NOT being able to log, maintain, create jobs and to protect our resources but yet many people do NOT understand. If you are torn or not sure or even if you think you know about our forests and people wanting to preserve them do some research…..pros and cons from ALL sides and make an informed decision for yourself and NOT based on what others say and think it even what the news is telling you!! Until you live in these fire burning areas, until you know and talk with loggers, forest service men & woman you may NOT really know the whole truth!!
In my opinion…..I want to save our forests and NOT have these mass explosive fires as we do and some of it can be prevented or at least easier to maintain if loggers were allowed to cut down the “dead standing timber (trees)”. The wood can be used for so many things. I’m sorry if I’m offending anyone but to ALL those against and especially the Political people on the other side of the country whom have NEVER lived, breathed or been witness to the heartbreaks, loss and devistation……I encourage you to come and be witness in person, live in the smoke ridden areas for awhile, talk to the locals and try to get a better understanding of what logging our forests is really about!! We can save and preserve better by logging than doing nothing and letting it all burn!!! Sorry, my small rant is over. Please be safe and thank a firefighter, fire-worker, a police officer anyone and everyone involved and let them know they are appreciated because some day you may need them!!
Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson