Monday, August 10, 2015

Arizona Pictures and Chat.


This is my son and daughter in law. This was taken in Williams about 3 hours east of me. Catie is now working  the Willow fire in Mohave Valley. It`s 6,000 acres as of last night. In a nutshell she makes sure the fire fighters have what they need. She`s a firefighter/EMT. The fire is about a two hour drive from here. We had a lot of smoke two days ago. It was better yesterday. My son was also a firefighter. He`s disabled. He flew Helitak for NPS and BLM. I`m proud of them.


Desert Paintbrush. Not too much of that this year. Too dry.




Leftovers of monsoon rains last week. That sure was welcome. Temperatures dropped about 20 degrees. That was great!


This stone building was the Lost Basin Post Office 1884-1894. Lost Basin is where the mining claims are. This building is disappearing stone by stone. I know there was an application to get it on the  Historic Register to protect it. I don`t know how that turned out. People have camped inside off and on since it closed.

I had more pictures but since the upgrade I can`t upload pics into the computer. It needs a bug fix. I always intend to post more often but I have discovered, as have others,that second year widowhood has it`s own issues.. I have sewing projects heaped on my kitchen table. I sort of shuffle them around. good intention etc.  I`m moving along. It`s taking a little longer than I thought. Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it. Prayers for all the firefighters on all the fires and their families!

Cathy

11 comments:

  1. Glad to see your post, Cathy. Your DIL is making quite a commitment to helping others. I will pray for safety.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. She`ll probably be on a few more fires before things wind down.

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  2. As always great pictures. That is too bad about the old PO.

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  3. I am praying for the firefighters and the local people. I'll keep you in my prayers too. I can't begin to imagine. But you still have a good eye for that camera. Hope you quit shuffling soon. 8-)

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  4. Cathy I enjoyed your pictures...loved the one of the post office and wish we could know some of the stories of people that mailed and received letters there. Prayers for the firefighters and for you as you get through this bit of time on your journey. blessings, marlene

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  5. I will add to your prayers for the firefighters, Cathy! My brother was a NYFD for 30 years and had retired just before 9-11. The forest fires are another brutal type of fire and it has been so bad this year with so many bad fires. Colorado has been fortunate so far, and I hope that continues.

    The old post office looks interesting. It needs a group of local historians to work together to help preserve it!

    I'll also keep you in my prayers! (((hugs)))

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    1. The people living near the post office were prospectors and cattlemen. Diamond Bar Ranch so large it bordered California at the time was nearby. I learned the post office is on the Historic Registerr. I`d like to see it fenced. The walls are native rock, most of it quartz laced with copper ores and pyrite. It`s probably about 12 x 12. Next time I go there I`ll take pictures of the inside. In recent years homeless folks moved in. They move on pretty fast.

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  6. Cathy I read your comment about the big rain coming your way--be careful and stay safe. Better rain than fires, but flooding is also a worry.

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    1. I`m very late with replies. The big rain never showed. Just as well. Thank you for your concern.

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  7. Hi Cathy
    To find the cemeteries you have to drive up into the hills above Central City, Colorado There are 4 cemeteries up there, still in use. The Rocky Mountain Odd Fellows, the Catholic Cemetery, the Knights of Pythias and Central City Cemetery. They are all interesting but the one I photographed had the most colorful autumn trees.

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    1. Thanks Pat. Colorado is having a beautiful Fall. The aspens are gorgeous.

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