Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Lure of Water
It is so dry that many animals have taken to coming up to the house for water. Here is a wild rabbit that crouched right outside the backyard door. We have pans and troughs of water set out around the place for thirsty animals to drink from. If this means I'm drawing rabbits to my garden, so be it.
For the second time in two years, large swaths of Northern California are burning. Every time the fire crews mop up one fire, another starts somewhere else. The latest, largest fire is called the King's Fire and is north of us in the Sierras. From here, it's far enough away that we can't see or smell the smoke. But I know that so far it's burned 110 square miles of two our National Parks and is only 15% contained. They suspect that the fire was started by an arsonist.
We need water. We need rain. If we don't have a wet winter this year... I'm very worried.