Wildfire(s) Out West

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 5,846
    brianlux said:
    Why rake when you can comb?

    How naughty are if you receive a trump doll for Xmas....
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,924
    brianlux said:
    Why rake when you can comb?

    How naughty are if you receive a trump doll for Xmas....
    OMG, worse than a lump of coal.  :lol:
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 5,846
    edited May 13
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,924
    The official fire season for western North America is late spring through the first rains before the new year.  But Forest Service people and CalFire people I know refer to the "new normal" fire season dates for  most of western North America as being "year round". 

    We had a good, wet winter in our area this past winter so I'm not worried yet but come late summer and fall I will be on pins and needles until the first rains return.  It's a real crap shoot living here in the west. We're still pretty much stuck here due to our work/ store situation so not in much of a position to move, but why on God's Brown Earth anyone would move into most areas of the west these days is beyond me. 
    “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,853
    It is early for BC, but this isn't surprising at all - it's been the driest spring I can remember. We're in big trouble this year. There have even been a few brush fires right in metro Vancouver already, which is very unusual at any time, but especially in May.... and everyone is afraid Stanley Park is going to burn down one of these days. It would be so easy for that happen, with the homeless people camping out in there. And if we lost Stanley Park like that... omg. That would be so devastating for the city.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,924
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is early for BC, but this isn't surprising at all - it's been the driest spring I can remember. We're in big trouble this year. There have even been a few brush fires right in metro Vancouver already, which is very unusual at any time, but especially in May.... and everyone is afraid Stanley Park is going to burn down one of these days. It would be so easy for that happen, with the homeless people camping out in there. And if we lost Stanley Park like that... omg. That would be so devastating for the city.
    The one time I visited Vancouver we stayed within in the city.  I remember going to a gardens area but didn't know about Stanley Park.  I looked it up and it looks beautiful.  I hope it stays safe!


    “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
    -Terry Tempest Williams
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.






  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,853
    edited May 13
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,924
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    Wow!  What a great park!  Best wishes for Stanley Park!
    “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
    -Terry Tempest Williams
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.






  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 5,846
    You need to get raking...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 5,846
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is early for BC, but this isn't surprising at all - it's been the driest spring I can remember. We're in big trouble this year. There have even been a few brush fires right in metro Vancouver already, which is very unusual at any time, but especially in May.... and everyone is afraid Stanley Park is going to burn down one of these days. It would be so easy for that happen, with the homeless people camping out in there. And if we lost Stanley Park like that... omg. That would be so devastating for the city.
    Is it a public park?  If so, then the homeless have every right to be there 24/7 as far as I'm concerned...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,853
    edited May 13
    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    Wow!  What a great park!  Best wishes for Stanley Park!
    I am frankly not too sure how you missed visiting it when you were here, lol. You stayed within the city... but Stanley Park IS in the city. It's like visiting NYC for the first time and not checking out Time Square, haha. ;)
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,853
    edited May 13
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is early for BC, but this isn't surprising at all - it's been the driest spring I can remember. We're in big trouble this year. There have even been a few brush fires right in metro Vancouver already, which is very unusual at any time, but especially in May.... and everyone is afraid Stanley Park is going to burn down one of these days. It would be so easy for that happen, with the homeless people camping out in there. And if we lost Stanley Park like that... omg. That would be so devastating for the city.
    Is it a public park?  If so, then the homeless have every right to be there 24/7 as far as I'm concerned...
    I said nothing about whether or not I thought they have a right to be there. What they need to do is not have any fire while they are there. Obviously. There is a 100% fire ban (that includes no smoking anything), but the homeless don't honour it at all. And I think that ANYONE who doesn't honour a fire/smoking ban should be thown in jail.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,924
    PJ_Soul said:
    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    Wow!  What a great park!  Best wishes for Stanley Park!
    I am frankly not too sure how you missed visiting it when you were here, lol. You stayed within the city... but Stanley Park IS in the city. It's like visiting NYC for the first time and not checking out Time Square, haha. ;)
    I honestly don't remember.  My visit to Vancouver was in the mid 80's, probably around 35 years ago.  Mostly I remember staying in a hotel room that was on this dingy basement corridor with no windows.  God know how we (previous wife-time ago) ended up in a place like that. I hardly got any sleep so I was probably a walking zombie. 

    I need to get back up there and visit again.  C and I hoping to make it up to Alaska in 2020 and will make Vancouver a stop along the way if we do. 

    And speaking of NYC and things missed- I've been to New York City three times and been all over from Manhattan to Brooklyn to The Cloisters to Soho, to Liberty Island, even to Harlem at a time when a white boy was taking a risk doing so... and yet have never been to Central Park.  Go figure, lol!
    “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
    -Terry Tempest Williams
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.






  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,899
    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    Wow!  What a great park!  Best wishes for Stanley Park!
    I am frankly not too sure how you missed visiting it when you were here, lol. You stayed within the city... but Stanley Park IS in the city. It's like visiting NYC for the first time and not checking out Time Square, haha. ;)
    I honestly don't remember.  My visit to Vancouver was in the mid 80's, probably around 35 years ago.  Mostly I remember staying in a hotel room that was on this dingy basement corridor with no windows.  God know how we (previous wife-time ago) ended up in a place like that. I hardly got any sleep so I was probably a walking zombie. 

    I need to get back up there and visit again.  C and I hoping to make it up to Alaska in 2020 and will make Vancouver a stop along the way if we do. 

    And speaking of NYC and things missed- I've been to New York City three times and been all over from Manhattan to Brooklyn to The Cloisters to Soho, to Liberty Island, even to Harlem at a time when a white boy was taking a risk doing so... and yet have never been to Central Park.  Go figure, lol!
    I have been to NYC several times and have never been to the Statue of Liberty. No interest in going - big statue, lots of crowds, big deal. But I love wandering around the neighbourhoods and sampling the food and drink, and yes, I’ve been to Central Park ;)
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 9,899
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    I couldn’t imagine losing it, either. I lived in Vancouver for over a decade and spent a lot of wonderful days walking or cycling the sea wall and wandering  around the park. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,853
    edited May 13

    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    brianlux said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    It is the best park I've ever been in for sure, but it's not just beautiful. It's 405 hectares and is by far the biggest tourist attraction in the city, including 9km of the seawall, and several beaches. It's an ecosytem all its own, massively important to the economy of the city, and contains half a million trees. Look how much of the city it takes up! That ENTIRE green chunk is Stanley Park. I can barely even imagine what it would be like if we lost it. We'd be fucked. Also, the Vancouver Aquarium is in the middle of it.




    Wow!  What a great park!  Best wishes for Stanley Park!
    I am frankly not too sure how you missed visiting it when you were here, lol. You stayed within the city... but Stanley Park IS in the city. It's like visiting NYC for the first time and not checking out Time Square, haha. ;)
    I honestly don't remember.  My visit to Vancouver was in the mid 80's, probably around 35 years ago.  Mostly I remember staying in a hotel room that was on this dingy basement corridor with no windows.  God know how we (previous wife-time ago) ended up in a place like that. I hardly got any sleep so I was probably a walking zombie. 

    I need to get back up there and visit again.  C and I hoping to make it up to Alaska in 2020 and will make Vancouver a stop along the way if we do. 

    And speaking of NYC and things missed- I've been to New York City three times and been all over from Manhattan to Brooklyn to The Cloisters to Soho, to Liberty Island, even to Harlem at a time when a white boy was taking a risk doing so... and yet have never been to Central Park.  Go figure, lol!
    I have been to NYC several times and have never been to the Statue of Liberty. No interest in going - big statue, lots of crowds, big deal. But I love wandering around the neighbourhoods and sampling the food and drink, and yes, I’ve been to Central Park ;)
    I also didn't even see the Statue of Liberty when I went to NYC. I wouldn't go on those tour ferry things. You can just take the Staten Island Ferry instead, no? I don't see the point of going to the actual statue - if you're standing right at the foot of it you can't even really see it anymore. :lol: I also didn't go into the Empire State Building even though I walked by it many times - to damned expensive to go to the top of a building. I didn't see the point. Central Park though.... I don't think I could have avoided that if I tried, lol. It's right there in the middle of everything! ;)
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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