Friday, October 26, 2007

Sifting Through the Ashes



These people are sifting through the ashes of what was once the man wearing blue's home. His wife couldn't bear coming up to do this, but they wanted to make sure to come up as soon as possible so that they could get anything that might have survived the fire. They didn't find much - a plate or two, and an angel figurine.

8 Comments:

Blogger Felicia said...

I can't imagine having to sift through my stuff with a shovel. Thanks for posting and sharing these photos. Best wishes to this family and others that have lost their home.

Fri Oct 26, 09:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger isabella said...

What complete devastation! My heart goes out to them...

Fri Oct 26, 02:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Steve Buser said...

I remember going to some relatives houses a couple months after Katrina and wondering why they didn't put more effort into cleaning up their yard. THen Hurricane Rita hit us and I found out how overwhelming it is. I am sure there are a lot of heavy emotions around there.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Fri Oct 26, 06:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lynette said...

One has to be in awe of the resiliency of humans in the face of such devastation because you know so many will be able to face this, after a time of healing, and go forth with their lives--much like those repeatedly hit with hurricanes and blizzards and such. I am amazed and proud of them. I pray for them, too.

Sat Oct 27, 12:31:00 AM PDT  
Blogger April said...

I'm so sorry for all the people and the animals, too, that suffer from those terrible fires. I can't imagine how it must be to lose house and home :-( (I found your blog in my statistics.)

Sat Oct 27, 01:30:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Curly said...

This is devasting news for those in the area, we can't even imagine what a wild fire looks like in the UK!

from

South Shields Daily Photo

Sat Oct 27, 12:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,
It reminds me what happens in Greece the end of august about the wood fires, or in Portugal some years ago.I can't imagine forests can burn easily even in California.

Mon Oct 29, 07:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said...

This is just so sad.
But I am happy that they evacuated and are alive.

Mon Oct 29, 07:47:00 PM PDT  

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