Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Afternoon on the 8th


This Google Earth image shows that the fire is still continuing to creep down Tassajara Creek and is now at the confluence with Church Creek. Last night on the drive out we could see flames further up Church Creek thick smoke from Tassajara Creek just above the confluence.

The aggressive helicopter attack on the Willow Creek fire-front appears to have bought some time for structure preparation.

Firefighter Blog has an explanation of why there is less help from the fire services than we've been fortunate to have in the past.

10 comments:

kathy whilden said...

Thank you for the blog. I think of the Tassajara folks all the time. In Monterey there is heat and smoke so I know something is happening.

catwrangler said...

So how many people are now living in Jamesburg? Just curious as I saw in a previous post that it is crowded. And of course, where exactly are the cats???? We all know where Ginger is (the smartest dog ever) but where are the cats?

Nate said...

I'm finding myself very grateful to be a monk instead of a firefighter.

...and equally grateful to all those who have made the opposite choice.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog.

I am grateful to all of you, monks and firefighters (and those who are now both) for the tremendous job you have done despite heat and smoke.

May all your work prove to have protected the place so many of us hold dear. In the the coming days may all of you be safe.

-WR-

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear this wildfire, but the wildfire is a part of nature. Just in case, everything is burned down, materialistic things might be gone, but everything else should remain.
It would be best, if nothing happened to Tassajara. Thanks for saving our temple. I owe you.

Nellie said...

Catwrangler: Lumpkin is currently making the best of a brief tenure at my Mom's house in the Jamesburg area. He is shy of noise and new people, but seems resigned to his situation, and open to occasional cuddling. Last I heard, Monkey Bat had been allowed back into Tassajara... but that's a rumour from Ginger, so you'd have to ask her, or someone still living at Tass, for confirmation. :)

nellie said...

One effect of the fire is that displaced wildlife will begin to make their way down along creeks and drainages into unburned areas... I hope that the folks still staying at Tassajara, and anyone on the fringes of the forest, are extra mindful of the possibility of visits by mountain lions, bears, and coyotes, as well as smaller critters like skunks and foxes. Please be safe as you bear witness to this fiery face of the Ventana Wilderness and safeguard our practice place!

Kiran said...

Devin, I saw you on the NBC news report. I am proud of what you are doing. Please take very good care of your self. I love you.

Dad

Anonymous said...

For all of us who have lived at Tassajara and hold it dear in our hearts, thank you for your amazing effort. To all of you, please stay safe and remember that in the end buildings can be replaced, people can't.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with all of you there; thank you for staying and protecting Tassajara, so dear to all of us.
Blessings from a yearly guest, Romney Steele