Fires on the mountain

The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville area of the Great Smoky Mountains–and the word “Great” does apply to this region–is a beautiful place. I’ve been there on a few occasions, beginning when I was ten years old, and I’ve written about it here before. So the news that there are 14 fires burning there right now is veryContinue reading “Fires on the mountain”

Cool, cool water

After this summer, I’m never again going to take water for granted. The droughts in Texas, and other places in North America and around the world, have made it very clear that water is needed above everything else for life to go on. I took the picture above after I had finished cutting the grassContinue reading “Cool, cool water”

We’re all in a lot of trouble

It’s been rainy this summer in the large city where I live. The rainiest 24 hour period in recorded history happened not too long ago, and the rainiest July was just completed. All of those melting glaciers seem to have made their way into the rain system, or whatever the right word for it is.Continue reading “We’re all in a lot of trouble”