It seems like forever since I've posted anything here. My only excuse is because I haven't had much to write about. I haven't been out in the woods at all. Still somewhat weak from the operation and constantly out of breath. The back still gives me problems too, so put it all together and I haven't been able to do much. Just have to adapt to the situation. The biggest danger right now is that I might trip and fall, and I've done that a couple of times right here in my own yard. I have a difficult time getting back up! I now carry a cell phone with me at all times. If I'm in trouble I can at least call one of several neighbors to give me a hand, even if 911 isn't necessary. If that happened out in the woods I might be in big trouble, so I've kept pretty close to home except for shopping trips. Since I haven't been out and about, I've had to content myself with observing the backyard wildlife right here at home, and I'll post some pictures soon. Very soon.
Aside from my personal problems, and probably of more interest to most people, is the news of our wild fires. The closest fire to me has been named the Log Fire since it started near Log Lake in the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area. It burned down onto private timber company land where it has remained ever since. Although it was never any real threat I have been under an Evacuation Advisory, which means I should be prepared to evacuate if conditions worsen. As of this morning the fire is 95 percent contained and the advisory has been lifted. Other fires, mainly the White Fire, are still raising heck; and the little historical town of Sawyers Bar has been evacuated. For those who are interested, news and lots of pictures are available here.