Friday, April 15, 2011

Fires

On our way home from work today, there was that extra excitment within each of us since it was FRIDAY!! Do the lyrics "everybody's workin' for the weekend" ring a bell? Um, yes!

As we were getting closer to home, there was a distinct haze in the air, almost eerie. It looked a bit like smog, but seeing as we're not in a big city, that didn't make sense. We didn't see billowing smoke from a fire, either.

As it turns out, the strong winds were blowing in smoke from the tragic West Texas fires (500 miles away from us), which you may have heard about on the news.

All of Texas is dealing with a severe drought. The combination of drought conditions along with fierce winds has proved to be quite devistating for people living in West Texas.

When we got home we went outside to check it out some more. Needless to say, we're very lucky that we haven't had to deal with any dangerous fires ourself.

The camera doesn't do it complete justice, but there was definitely a yellow-ish depressing haze, along with a smokey scent, almost like a pipe...
And then on to some shots of the little one.
The signature move that she inherited from my side of the family. A few of us, including myself do this nose-to-lip thing.
Going in for a big kiss
Love this face
In the meantime, hoping for rain soon over all of Texas...

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