Wednesday, September 02, 2009

A tree grows....


My heart goes out to all the trees and the treetops in California and the fireman working tirelessly to stop this fire. My mind wanders to this classic...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Novel by Betty Smith, Harper & Brothers, Est. 1817
Please take a moment today, look up, give thanks for the treetops around you, above you and send strength to the firefighters as they fight these fires safely.
May these heros find strength, dignity and honor.

28 comments:

Mel said...

Those are some brave men who are fighting all those horrible fires.
Nature always rises from the ashes. Forest fires give way to new growth.
-M

pve design said...

Mel-
yes, they are so brave. I cannot imagine wearing those heavy protective garments and then fighting that heat.
Your work is coming along so nicely.
pve

Debra said...

Those men and women are such heros.
I will give thanks and say a prayer.
That was my Mother's favorite book. I haven't read it in years. Very thoughtful post here PvE.

pve design said...

Debra,
Are you back?
Hope your trip was wonderful.
pve

pranksygang said...

Yes there are our heroes who save everyone's life risking theirs!

Frau said...

My heart goes out to everyone in Cal. fighting these fires or the loss of their homes. Mother nature is not always nice.

pve design said...

Frau,
Hope you are having a nice day there and you are right, Mother nature can do such damage - but with love and hope, we all work to re-build, plant and begin anew.
pve

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely thoughts!
Hats off to these courageous men and women.

Kwana said...

Such a good idea. These fires are heartbreaking and what a tough job the do.

Deidra said...

Beautiful thoughts today. My son is living in CA, under a cloud of smoke and ash. Thankful for the heroes who fight fires.

Joyce said...

Amen Patricia. I was thinking the same thing with everyone, creatures big and small and nauture being touched by the roaring flames. xoxo

Morning T said...

We're on the same wavelength Patricia- I just did a 'tree' post today {but in relation to fall}, even our pics are close. I feel for all those families, the firefighters AND those poor trees.

Julia said...

I've been hearing about the fires every time I turn on NPR! It's really incredible to think of all the people putting in the time and effort and bravery to fight these fires and keep everyone safe!

annechovie said...

Bless those poor firefighters!

eddieross said...

I'm right there with you! My brother and his wife just avoided the fire in Alta Dena, CA!

Jaithan

home before dark said...

I say a hearty amen to all. As I commented on Lisa's blog, every region seems to have its own fury. Here in the midwest, tornadoes. And, of course, we know the devastation of hurricanes. I think fire is the only one with any form of redemption. As Mel said, fires give way to new growth. Its nature's way of renewal. And nature is as wonderful as it is often cruelly efficient. The firefighters are heroes. Our hearts go out to the people of California.

pve design said...

To all -
Thanks for your comments, let's hope they reach the brave firefighters and lead all to a safe place.
pve

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Thank you, Patricia. We're a good thirty miles from the fires on either side of us, but it's still awful to see and smell and we even have ash this far away. Firefighter friends are involved and it's on the news around the clock. And the worst thing?... it's not even "fire season" yet so we're likely in for more of the same.
(btw... A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my top favorites from childhood and a new copy is on my bookshelf right now waiting to be reread)

style chronicle said...

Love A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Re-read it this summer. Thinking about those heroes fighting the fires in CA today.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Patricia, What a thoughtful post, they are heroes. I love that book.

Ms. Bright said...

I love love love this book and movie...

Simply Mel said...

PVE,

This is something very dear to my heart, for my father was a fire chief for 35 years. It is such a dangerous and courageous job. He has always been my hero in more ways than one, but there is nothing like the feeling of seeing him come home after a long shift of fires and giving him a very big hug because again, he survived the blazes.

These men are such heroes and possess such selfless hearts.

My heart not only aches for them and their families and the trees, but also the scared wildlife that are being forced from their habitats.

Hoping it is contained very quickly.

~Melissa

Rachel said...

What a sweet post. The fires are truly devastating here.

Also, that is still one of my all time favorite books.

Carey said...

What a thoughtful post, Patricia. With all the modernity in our world today, it is still true that firefighters die fighting those blazes. (Lots of county firefighters in my life -now, but especially while growing up, family and friends, so it's a tender spot in my heart. Two of my step-nephews are down south working the fires you're writing about).

Nadine @ BDG said...

A lovely entry reminding us of the bravery of others. And isn't A Tree Grows in Brooklyn an amazing period piece too? It gave me such vivid images of an era.

Summer is a Verb said...

Amen...XXOO

Laura Trevey said...

Thanks for commenting on Anne's wonderful feature about my watercolors. It brought me to your Fabulous blog.
I look forward to following your posts...

xo Laura

gina said...

I love that book - I should pull it out and read it again.

Firefighters - and their families - wives, husbands, children... I am so thankful for their sacrifice.