Fire on the mountains...

by Gary Luker June. 23, 2020 245 views
Wildfires atop the Catalina Mountains on the north side of Tucson, az.

Wildfires atop the Catalina Mountains on the north side of Tucson, az.

Wildfires started by lightening have been raging in the mountains here for weeks. These photos were taken from my backyard about ten miles from the fires. The daily temperatures now are in the 100's +, so some photos show heat waves effects because of the distance.

Place dropping fire retardant.

Place dropping fire retardant.

The very small dot in the smoke on the far left side is a Chinook helicopter with a sling bucket.

The very small dot in the smoke on the far left side is a Chinook helicopter with a sling bucket.

These mountains are about 8000 to 9000 feet with pine forests along the tops.

These mountains are about 8000 to 9000 feet with pine forests along the tops.

The wildfires become more visible as the sun sets.

The wildfires become more visible as the sun sets.

I would like to end this post with a tribute to our rescue dog, our "fur daughter" Coco :) Earlier posts describe Coco and her rescue. About 3 months ago Coco became ill and we spent weeks going to the Vet doctors who performed many tests, prescribed many drugs but could not find a specific cause of her decline. The best they could do was diagnose some type of cancer and that we should prepare for the worst...the worst came and Coco fought but lost her battle with the disease. I don't want this to be a sad post, so in her memory, I am posting some photos of her at happier times...

Coco's favorite walking place.

Coco's favorite walking place.

She liked going to Home Depot. This may be her first encounter with a mirror !

She liked going to Home Depot. This may be her first encounter with a mirror !

Her playful days.

Her playful days.

So, we have a dog shaped hole in our lives right now, but 3 year old Coco brought us a lot of happy times and we hope we made her short (and tough) life better.

Peace, Coco....

Peace, Coco....

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Heike 5 months ago

Gary I'm so sorry about Coco 'so fate. I remember your first post about her, where you told her story and I remember that I had tears in my eyes and was so happy that you rescued her! So sad that she had such a short life... blue heart

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Gary Luker Replied to Heike 5 months ago

Yes Heike,,it was a very sad occasion for us.  She was only 3, so a short life indeed.  Doesn't seem fair that for half her life she somehow survived in the desert and then these last three month she spent fighting her disease.  She will be missed for a long time...disappointed

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