Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


It is always fun to go back and look at the fire photos I have in storage. This one was taken by a very good friend in Idaho a few years ago. This was the ground fire early in the day---by afternoon it was a conflagration.


Looney said...

So that is a little baby fire?

Native Minnow said...

Did I ever tell you that I drove through a forest fire along the Clearwater River in Idaho? We're lucky we made it through. The car in front of us ran over some hot embers and popped two tires. I think they closed the highway shortly after they let us through. They probably should've closed it before, considering traffic was held up for over an hour while firefighters removed a burning tree that had fallen across the road.

Dee Ice Hole said...

@Looney--It is the baby part of a huge fire. Mornings are generally slow because the relative humidity rises overnight and the sun doesn't pre heat the fuels---afternoons---whole new ballgame.

@NM--It is always a tough call when to close highways---but popping two tires on embers and logs on the road for over an hour are indicators that they were way too slow getting it done.