The wildfire that started Sunday in the little Texas panhandle community of Fritch has destroyed 225 homes, 143 out buildings and 118 vehicles. The fire marshall said they were able to save 241 homes - so I guess almost half of the homes in the town are gone. Thursday evening news reports the fire is 90% contained on day 5. 300 people worked to control the fire. The photos are devastating.
One bright spot is that people are donating prom dresses and a florist is donating flowers so the high school Jr & Sr's can still have a prom this coming weekend.
When my son living in Seattle calls and tells me about the rain up there it just blows my mind. We just don't get rain very often. On the way to take care of my grandchildren I pass by this field and I wonder if anyone from Washington state would recognize what this piece of equipment might be....
If you click on that link the irrigated acreage is the big green circle on the left. The vertical line in the field would be the irrigation system. When I took the photo the system has moved to the south portion of the field. The white vertical line to the right of the field is the road I drive down. The purple bubble with a white dot is indicating the building to the right. That building is a two story campus building, almost 7,000 sq ft so in relation maybe that can help you see what size this field might be.