Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunsets On The Desert

As promised, here are just a tiny sample of all the sunset photos I've taken while in Apple Valley. I have two 15-minute slide shows dealing with the skies of Apple Valley, which include various phases of the Moon and high-flying aircraft.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Clouds Over Apple Valley

I have taken many pictures of interesting cloud formations and colors from my campsite here in Apple Valley. I especially enjoy the sunsets after a rain storm (I'll get to some of those in another post). These pictures were taken at sunset only I was facing east or north.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

House Fire Part 3

Well, as you can see by now the garage is almost completely gone and the interior of the house is fully involved.

Even at this stage, they have enough water capacity to put the fire out, but they will just keep practicing with the hoses and let it burn.

After a while, it was time to just let the fire go and let it finish off the house.

A person gets a funny feeling about watching somebody's house go up in flames, but you have to remember it is only PRACTICE. It was going to be destroyed anyway.

After the flames died down and most of the smoke had cleared, I found the following in the ashes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

House Fire Part 2

Well, as we left the burning garage in our last episode, our trusty firefighters are on guard to make sure the fire stays contained.

Meanwhile, the front of the house has burst into flames!

When the instructor told the squad that they could put out all that fire with just their one hose, they could not believe it.

But before they knew it, they had the flames knocked down to the point where they had to stop poring water on it for fear of getting the house too wet and they wouldn't be able to get the fire to flare up again so another squad could practiced dousing the flames.