Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Friday, June 13, 2008

Shelter

When I last wrote about drawing a card, it was one of these. At Weezie’s Bday we made our own tarot cards. Mine aren’t for divination. Just for creating a space to live the awareness of the day in. Today is “understanding.”
The fire in the foothills is still wrecking havoc with peoples’ lives.
Today I spent time working at one of the shelters that have been set up in Chico. Michael is still helping repair pipe that was broken by the fire trucks when we had our own conflagration.









The orchard pictured here is on Diamond Match property. Formerly there was a dump with very high concentrations of heavy metals right where this almond orchard is still barely hanging on. All the smoke from the Diamond Match fire blew right over on us as we fought the fire on our land.
Next photo is of our landfill mountain with the fire burning behind it. Another view of the fire reminded me of 9-11 in the sad and alarmed feeling that all of us in the valley felt watching it yesterday. It’s still burning today and evacuations are continuing and we still don’t know what the future holds in terms of containment.

1 Comments:

At June 16, 2008 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous wz said...

love the shot of your cards, chris......may they be a great tool for reflection for you.....wz

 

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