Fire and Rain in Oklahoma

Yesterday was a stressful day of devastating fires throughout our state.  Many homes and structures have been lost. Our firefighters are exhausted fighting this devil in the triple digit temps.  The winds were strong, the air thick like fog.  There was a smell of smoke as ashes fell from the sky.  Health warnings suggested staying inside.  The ash is dangerous to breathe.  And just as I was about to spread a little water on our trees last night, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise.  Thunder.  Lightning. Rain.  Unfortunately, for the areas burning, the shifting winds just stirred the fire to flames again.  Fires are still burning today. Please join Oklahoma and surrounding states in praying for rain and relief.   Thank you to our fire fighters and the many volunteers!

~ And yes, I DID say I was outta here for a few days….and now I am! 🙂

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25 Responses to Fire and Rain in Oklahoma

  1. Travel safely and try to enjoy some time away. Thoughts and prayers out to all those in your area.

  2. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    Enjoy your time off!! Be safe 🙂 Will be praying for heat relief and rain!!

    • Thanks Dottie….we may be near your neck of the woods….going on a road trip! 🙂 I know we’ve all been praying for rain….hard to be positive about it when it gets like this, but trying….Take care! and NITE! you night owl ♥

  3. How awful!
    I’ll say a prayer.

  4. Rhonda says:

    Safe travels to OKC Paula. Prayers continue friend.
    beautiful photos btw.

  5. enjoy your time away. i do hope you get more rain that slowly covers your state in a blanket that douses all fires.

  6. Dena says:

    Matt and I visited some friends near Edmond yesterday and we could see a grassfire looming miles away while we all enjoyed each other’s company. It was a strange feeling. I’ve been in a wildfire before, years ago as a kid in Upper Michigan – watering the house down, mandatory evac, the whole bit…it’s quite terrifying. Stay safe 🙂

  7. Tammy says:

    Praying for rain!

  8. It’s been such a dry summer here too. I hope everything calms down soon.

  9. Wow… amazing photos… hope everything is okay 🙂

  10. russtowne says:

    I wish safety for all who live in Harm’s Way. Thank you for your updte!

  11. The Smile Scavenger says:

    In this case, my “like” was more of an agreement to send positive vibes your way! Stay safe.

  12. So sorry to hear about the fires. I hope they are under control soon.

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