Here’s a satellite image of Alaska from several days ago, June 22nd. The clouds are white and fluffy; the gray underneath them is smoke from wildfires. You can actually download a large image on the NASA website and zoom way in. It’s amazing really, how beautiful Alaska is, regardless of what hell it’s putting us through. Here’s the link: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=86098&src=fb
Here’s what a wildfire looks like from an airplane. Fascinating. Thanks for the photo Joe Kemp.
The image on the right shows how many fires there were in interior Alaska as of about 6 days ago. The one the left shows how many there are now. The reason? Lightning strikes. At least one fire has destroyed homes and the smoke is creating a major health hazard.
In case anyone is interested, here is an image showing how many wildfires are burning in interior and south central Alaska. The two down by Anchorage are wreaking havoc and there are a bunch around Delta. Here is the website where you can get up to date info about this: http://smoke.arsc.edu/current_fires.html
We are so sad for Steve’s wife Christy who he left behind when he died of cancer recently. It is a huge fear for all of us and Steve had to face it. He undoubtedly had other stresses when he was sick and we are sorry for that too.
Jack says Steve was a good driver and a good guy. We would like to extend our sympathies to his wife and family. Christy, hold on to your memories and know that you made his life worth living.
Jack and I are so sorry to hear about Steve Hollibone’s cancer diagnosis. He is a trucker that Jack knows and respects. Sounds like he is in rough shape and daily life is a struggle. You may remember a while back we posted about his wife Christy’s artwork. You can see and purchase her artwork at Moments in Time Art.
If you are in Fairbanks please consider going to a fundraiser February 6th, here is the info:
Art For the Heart and Soul!
Opening Reception First Friday, February 6th, 5-8 pm
Phillips Studio & Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery
1222 Well St
Gallery open 11-8 pm on First Friday