Wild Fires in New Mexico
I thought the sky
Looked like rain
So thick it was
But now it’s light
The valley is full of smoke
Two fires burn
Just over the mountain
This summer is so dry and hot
New Mexico burnes
Just a little at a time
Fire crews from Montana
Were on the scene at once
The forests are a tender box
No one knows where
The smoke will rise again
It’s not an ordinary place
Once burned new growth is slow to return
In northern New Mexico
It’s high montain desert
The scars will last a life time
6 thoughts on “Monday June 27, 2011 Wildfires in New Mexico”
Last night as I was laying in bed, thoughts of northern N.M. were in my head. Playing with the idea of an August visit. I’m saddened to see it burning. when I enlarged the photo it was amazing to see how the smoke cloud filled the sky. I hope it rains soon.
Just for the record, this is the AZ fire, but fire is fire. Yesterday in the last hot afternoon, both of these fires, just south of Taos, were really billowing up. This morning, the winds are down, and the smoke just fills the sky. They say there might be some thunderstorms today, but there is always the lighting to fear, that might start other fires. It’s just not good. Maybe wait until fall, all will be more beautiful then. Thanks for your comment. Annell Livingston HC 74 Box 21860 El Prado, NM 87529
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Oh, it is so sad to read about the horrible wildfires this year and also the horrible flooding in other places. So many people’s lives are being changed forevery. How to rebuild after all is destroyed. It must be frightening to see the folames from your home, though they are far away.
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Northern New Mexico is so beautiful…have driven through it in the 90s…fire is always heartbreaking to an area..California has had its share…and am amazed at the dedication of these fire fighters when called on….bkm
new growth out of the death and no one knows where it will hit next…its life eh…a different world than the one i am in, but just as reality…