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Still hot and dry

Still hot and dry

message 1 of 8
by » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:58 pm

The outside cam may look foggy, but that is smoke from fires all over the state and north west.

Yesterday I was pulling some weeds and took my camera in my pack. Just playing a bit. This part of a tree with full zoom on (it was not close):

This is a closeup of a little weed or flower. The flower part is smaller than a dime.

I also noticed helicopters flying with water buckets from town area (airport) to the northwest. I managed to pull the camera out to snap a picture before the last was gone. Sadly on the zoon I did not catch the bucket, but you can see the cable trailing behind the helicopter holding it.

 

I checked the local news later. Seems a fire started off Wolf Creek (25 or so miles away) and they has to close the interstate because it was JUST off it. That was where the choppers were going.

Lastly, 2 shots of the lovely smokey sunrise atbout 6am today...

 

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Still hot and dry

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by » Mon Jul 12, 2021 04:58 pm

That's incredible.  Here, it's still rain, rain, rain.  I keep thinking about out west where there are all the droughts, and how rainy it is here.  We had 2 weeks of rain every day, then a few dry days, and now, almost another week of rain.  No thunderstorms, just rain.  John

re: Still hot and dry

message 3 of 8
by » Mon Jul 12, 2021 06:15 pm

I went for a wlk over my lunch today and one of those big water scooping planes took off from Helena and turned right over me, about 1000' feet up I would say. LOUD. It flew off due east (I assume to sime fire and lake). I wish I had my camera with me!

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Still hot and dry

message 4 of 8
by » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:52 pm

I finally got some images of the fire helicopters WITH the buckets. These were from yesterday about 5pm.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Still hot and dry

message 5 of 8
by » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:53 pm

Opps, forgot one....

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Still hot and dry

message 6 of 8
by » Fri Jul 16, 2021 04:19 pm

Kind of surprising how low those buckets hang.  Still amazed at the shutter speed on your camera.  John

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