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Almeda Fire

Almeda Fire

#AlmedaFire #GlendowerFire #OregonFires

Today’s photo comes from Ashland Pond, looking west, less than 48 hours after the Almeda Fire began a couple hundred feet behind this location. The fire headed northwest, blown by strong winds, from here and destroyed much of Talent and Phoenix in the subsequent 16 hours or so.

Sunset on the evening of the start of the Almeda Fire

Almeda Fire sunset from Ridge Road in Ashland (September 8, 2020)

The smoke was from hundreds of homes burning in Talent and Phoenix.

Ashland Pond after the Almeda Fire

Ashland Pond (September 10, 2020)

#AlmedaFire #GlendowerFire #OregonFires

One of my favorite places to visit in town is located close to the origin of the horrific Almeda Fire that began on September 8, 2020 and razed over 600 homes, mostly in Phoenix and Talent, Oregon.

I rode my bike down Almeda Drive and Glendower Street today, like many times before, but everything is different. The homes are all still there, and there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the structures, but the fields nearby are a wasteland coated in inches of ash.

Here is a photo of Ashland Pond from less than five months ago.

Alder Springs Trail

Alder Springs Trail (Central Oregon)

Today’s photo comes from a hike we did this past Labor Day Weekend. We were in Bend. This trail was great, although getting there was not easy. Not recommended on a hot day or if you don’t have 4-wheel drive. Follow directions on the internet, not Google maps for finding the trail head. Google will send you down the wrong road and cost you at least an extra half an hour. Even when we got on the correct road, Google sent us down a couple of dead ends.

Back to why I’m sharing this photo… Ashland is on fire at the moment (later note: Almeda Fire as it came to be known), and this photo has a bit of that feel to it.

Happy birthday, Anthony Cusenza!

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Living Loving Led’s Anthony Cusenza and Natasha Neece @ South Stage Cellars (Jacksonville, Oregon)

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Snake

Snake near Umpqua River (Oregon)

Living Loving Led Trio @ South Stage Cellars

Living Loving Led trio ANTHONY CUSENZA NATASHA LEE NEECE Mike Pugh south stage cellars topaz denoise ai-denoise

Living Loving Led Trio @ South Stage Cellars (August 7, 2020)

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A week ago, this happened.

Buck

buck deer ashland oregon

@AshlandAnimals #deer #wildlifephotography

Rafting the Rogue River

rogue river

Rogue River (Oregon)

This past Monday we rafted down a portion of the Rogue River. We used to do this at least once a year, but I think it’s been about five years since the last time. Kids grew up and all of that stuff…

Ashland sunset

siders sunset

Sunset from near Emigrant Lake