I SMELL SMOKE!
Well, I was writing along, about to tell you something I don’t remember, and mama yells, “LOULOU, there’s a brush fire up in the vineyard!” So I ran out and there was lots of smoke and fire engines making noises that doggies hate and there were flames and things going on I’ve never seen so I asked mama to snap a few shots of the emergency and here they are:
In the middle of the photo are the flames that one can see from our roof. The others are hidden and there was lots of smoke on the left that mama missed in this shot.
But then there was the sound of a chopper and it got louder and louder and TO THE RESCUE, just like the movies, our valiant fire department, along with a couple of trucks that couldn’t reach the fire, showed up with whatever it is they drop on the flames and voila’–fire under control. The chopper was exciting, I have to say, and those guys really know their business!
Well, that’s about it for today, but to me, that’s ENOUGH. My ears are still buzzing from the helicopter sounds. But bravo to the fire department–they were SO FAST to get here and put out the flames! And it was very close to a friend’s property–in fact, we’re calling her now to see if it WAS her property. More later…that was exhausting.