|Saturday on my way home from work.
|Monday afternoon with the smoke column rising.
|This is what the flames looked like from the north as they
came down the mountainside into town.
Photo by Cassidy DeJong
|This photo taken closer to the fire. Where we evacuated from,
the smoke was surrounding the cars and blocking the viw.
But every once in awhile, the smoke would swirl up and we
could see the flames in our rearview mirrors.
(Photo courtesy unknown)
Of the 7-8 families I know who live in that neighborhood, I was saddened to discover that one of my client’s had lost their home and all their possessions. Truly, that was the worst moment for me—to have it hit so close to home. But I was amazed at this family’s cheerful spirits and the smiles on their faces when they came to see me at my office a few days later. Truly an inspiration.