Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Please Pray For Rain In Texas

All these dark looking clouds are really smoke from one of Texas's many wildfires. It looks closer than it is, but it's close enough for us to smell the smoke. Today it was so strong it made my throat burn and there were ashes, burnt leaves and plants coming out of the clouds of smoke. It covered our cars and anything outside. These pictures are from the fires in Montgomery, Grimes and Waller Counties. I have many friends who have had to evaluate from their homes. At this moment they are not allowed back to see if they have a home left. Because of the drought in Texas all the trees and plants are dying. Which is fuel for the fire. Tropical Lee brought in high winds that made the fires jump and made it impossible for the firefighters to put out. Just when it looks like they have contained, it flares up again. The wind and conditions are causing it to spread. My home and family are safe for now, but with fire you never know where and when another fire could start. We have another fire going strong that has burnt many homes in a town call Bastrop. My prayer is that Texas would get lots of needed rain in the next few months. I know that there are other States that are having fires, floods and hurricanes. We need to be on our knees praying for our Country!!!














4 comments:

Chicken Licken said...

Donna that's so scary. I hope that you and yours all stay safe and that you soon get the rain you need xx

Farm Girl said...

So sorry, I have been praying, I do hope it goes all out soon.

Lesley said...

See my email my friend. In my thoughts and prayers.
xx

Donna said...

We are safe, fires still going! We are only effected by the smoke, yesterday ashes were falling all around us. It has been very stressful for everyone, but I am so bless to see how many ppl are reaching out to those in need. Donations, places for ppl to stay, meals provided for not only the ppl who had to evaluate, but for the fire fighters!! Who are exhausted. Talked to my friend at Thyme Square Garden,I have a link you her blog on my blog. She has been up most of the night packed and ready to go if needed. She could see the red glow from her house. She has already sent her children and grandchildren to a safe place. I appreciate all your prayers!!