Poofy Cheeks: No Fireworks … Not Even Sparklers

June 22, 2011

No Fireworks … Not Even Sparklers

Here in North Central Florida we have been experiencing crazy out of control wild fires due to draught. They have been so bad that when the wind is blowing just the right direction it snows ash at my house. Smoke has made it hard to breath and has drastically reduced the visibility while driving. A few days last week we actually had rain, but it came in the form of thunderstorms which only made things worse because lightening sparked more fires!

Due to the fires – they have cancelled all fireworks in the county and even have gone far enough to ban sparklers and other small fireworks. I must say it is upsetting because what is the Fourth of July without fireworks? However, I am very very very thankful for all of the men and women who have been fighting these fires to protect people and their homes. It has been in the high 90s the past week or so – paired with a fire and I can not even imagine!

{Photo Courtesy of Flagler Live}

{Photo Courtesy of Flagler Live}

So sad… all of these trees are dead!

{Photo Courtesy of Flagler Live}

In the meantime, I’m going to try to find another spot to go see fireworks (though most surrounding counties are also experiencing draught and wild fires!).

Praying for good, long, cold rain!


  1. oh my word. sending prayers for rain your way!

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  2. ahhh that is so sad! I hope you are your community is ok! Come to MOntana--you can enjoy the fireworks with us!!!!! btw...thanks for stopping by to stay hi!



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