HOLY COWZ! HOT N CRAZY DAZE!

Holy Cowz!

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Hot N Crazy Daze Have Descended Upon Juniper Canyon!

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Along with dust storms without wind. Its eyrie when the dust begins to rise without the wind!

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Creepy unusual clouds above my head…

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Almost makes you feel like you are in the Outer Limits or the Twilight Zone!

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Kaaaa-Boom the thunder and lightning began. I was over feeding Melody and saw the strike hit…

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The first fire of the season was born with winds blowing in our direction…we live about 10 miles from here if we drive the road but across country it is only 5-6 miles with lots of wheat fields in between.

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Our neighbors and community jumped into action and thankfully no one was hurt, no homes were lost and the fire was out! Sadly they lost several hundred acres of wheat.

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Scary times here as we have been declared a drought county…

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Last night it was 73 degrees at 11:30…that is hot for us this time of year…

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We have hit above 100 degrees most of the month of June…with a week straight of 110 plus degrees!

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Stay tuned with Ellie and I on the dusty trail of life:)

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Tonight as I close we are under another fire weather warning…

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 1:55 PM PDT on July 09, 2015
... Red flag warning remains in effect this evening
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning and gusty outflow
winds for Oregon fire weather zone 641... 

* affected area... fire weather zone or 641... lower Columbia Basin 
  of Oregon. 

* Timing... most of the lightning activity will occur between 3 PM
  and 8 PM.

* Lightning activity... 3... possibly 4.

* Precipitation... some storms will bring heavy rain with 
  amounts up to one half of an inch possible. 

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to 
  spread rapidly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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I came across this a long time ago and it hits the nail on the head for people who blame their problems and mistakes on their family or on their parents or on the man in the moon. They blame every problem they have on someone else, unfortunately until they quit telling lies and using manipulations, until they admit their wrongs and look only to themselves, they are a lost cause. I know people that are very good at lying, really good and they roll along sucking people into their lies. They believe their lies so much they create a false truth and will defend their lies at any cost to you or anyone else.  I agree with this poster…Hallelujah and Amen!

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  1. Nylabluesmum
    Aug 17, 2015 @ 10:21:22

    Boy my ‘rain dance’ skills are appalling!!! It sounds just plain awful & very scary there!!!! I was telling my friends in the building what you & other Oregonians are going thru. We are not complaining quite so much!
    Is I-84 open yet? How are the fires? Are things contained? And finally are you =, WB & the animals safe?
    Worried about all of you 😦
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry ❤ ❤

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 19, 2015 @ 21:24:59

      All the states around us too, Washington, Idaho, CA. and MT. are also going through this with the drought and the fires. It is almost like the entire Western US is going up in flames! Fires are still not contained and with the windy weather we are to get beginning tonight through Friday night does not bode well. We are all safe here from the mountain fires but we also have loads of dry fuel here and all it would take is one strike of lightening! Hugs and Hugs:)

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  2. Nylabluesmum
    Aug 04, 2015 @ 11:44:14

    Apparently I *suck* at doing ‘rain dances’ HRCG!!! I tried & we got SEVERE Thunderstorms on Sunday complete with a Tornado only a hour southwest of us!
    We had rain yesterday & we had more today!! I told the ‘rain Gods’ to go to Oregon….but they did not listen!
    I hope you have gotten some rain there. I am worried for all of you.
    (((HUGS))) Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 14, 2015 @ 21:32:29

      No rain as of yet…oh how I wish! Yesterday was 100 degrees and so humid it was awful and today the mountains are full of forest fires, as in huge fires…they even shut the major freeway I=84 down this afternoon and tonight going East and West…this is due to the smoke and the heavy winds we have had all day…they have evacuated many many mountain and foothill homes from Pendleton to Baker and beyond…down here today we had heavy winds of 35 to 55 mph with low low humidity again…usually when we have dust storms and winds down here the mountains do not get them however yesterday and today they have had them….they had to evacuate the firefighters as well as the winds today kept changing directions….the dust down here today was extremely bad and beginning tomorrow the air quality here is under a health advisory due to the heavy smoke from the various fires in NE Oregon.

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  3. Nylabluesmum
    Jul 31, 2015 @ 18:26:51

    WOW those dust storms sound FREEEEKY!!!!
    I was telling my friends in the building about what is happening in Oregon! They had NO idea.
    We finally had a short but refreshing rain around 6 pm. Weather can change in the blink of an eye. saw that when I was in a Tornado in 1976!! I will never forget that!!!!!
    Has it rained there yet? I hope so!
    ((Hugs)) & prayers Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Aug 03, 2015 @ 00:05:38

      No rain yet…nada. Last rain we had was in April so it is much needed:) It was 104 today and humidity was 9%..fire weather watches and we were watching all weekend.We need rain badly…so please send it on to us:)

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  4. Nylabluesmum
    Jul 30, 2015 @ 11:09:30

    HOLY ***HOT*** HRCG!!! Those dust storms w/out wind are creepy! The clouds were definitely eerie…
    And that fire springing up from a lightning strike was amazing & terrifying all at the same time! I am relieved only some crops were lost! Better than losing homes; livestock; pets our your own lives!
    Please be vigilant & stay safe!
    Time for me to do a *rain* dance for us!!!!
    Sending prayers & love your way ❤ ❤
    Sherri-Ellen

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 31, 2015 @ 13:17:16

      I have seen two dust storms like that in my life….it is very creepy. The first dust storm that I saw do that was here back in 1985 or 86. We knew that a thunder storm was coming so I ran down to the barn to check to be sure our horses were safe and as I was jogging, the dust began to rise and yet there was no wind…I was close to the barn when the hair on my arm stood up….I was told when that happens with the dust and no wind there is a lot of electricity in the air and there lots of lightening really close by as it began to strike all around…that was about as close to a bad storm I would want to be! Gave me a lot of respect for the weather and how fast it changes. We both are keeping our eyes wide open and with this heat I have a feeling one of these days we will have a big storm again…..just hoping no more fires! Huggies and know I’m praying for you and naughtypants….hoping he is ok and settled down!

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  5. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat
    Jul 28, 2015 @ 15:23:14

    I’m a bit behind on reading my emails. Its been a strange summer. So hot in June and then a cool down. Now it looks like another very hot spell. Stay safe. I hope no fires materialize. Great photos. Those dust clouds are strange but beautiful.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 28, 2015 @ 17:13:19

      Same here too…yes we are headed for triple digits by weeks end and long range does not show any rain coming anytime soon…I wondered how you were doing in central Oregon with fires and the drought…I think almost all of Oregon is now under drought conditions. It has affected the wheat crop here as harvest is over…only lasted a few weeks this month for most farmers out here. Hoping you will get rain and no fires get going down in your area either….thank you for dropping by:)

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  6. speedyrabbit
    Jul 14, 2015 @ 09:18:04

    wow scary stay safe,we just come back from Ibiza in the med and it was 45 degrees celsius not sure what that is in farenheit,xx Rachel

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  7. singleworkingmomswm
    Jul 13, 2015 @ 11:56:28

    Wow, those temps are scorching, and the fires are so scary! Glad you guys are okay and will be saying prayers the rest of this summer for both of our states. So, so dry here, as well, with many smaller fires having been fought already. XOXO-Kasey

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 16, 2015 @ 13:36:22

      The weather has been odd all over for sure! We are still hot but not scorching hot, today is in the low 90’s…fire is still a constant concern for all of us….it is so dry here and if a fire ever started it would burn fast with the dry growth of weeds and wheat. Praying for you too that you have a safe summer and sending hugs:)

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  8. Ian Hamlin
    Jul 12, 2015 @ 14:12:58

    That looks truly amazing and totally scary!! My heart goes out to you having to face that and the constant heat! Good luck!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 23:02:16

      Thank you much:) The heat has broken for this week….it is yet 75 degrees tonight at 11:00 but it is better! Today only reached 82 degrees. Fire is scary and even more so when you have lots of dry fuel that can burn easily. Wheat fires are scary-bad, the picture of the fire coming towards the house and buildings, was our neighbor who lives prob 10 miles from here…thankfully they got the fire out before he lost any personal property.
      Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  9. Shonnie
    Jul 11, 2015 @ 06:29:03

    Lovely photos of a terrifying scare!! Glad things worked out minus the wheat. Praying for you guys to get some rain and a bit less lightening. As always the photos were a joy to see.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 12:37:43

      Hi there…it is good to hear from you as I have missed you:) It has cooled down now to the 85 to 95 degrees which is better than the 110 to 114 degrees…I felt like I was baking each time I went outside…I have never felt that kind of heat here before! How are you and how is life? Thank you for your prayers….

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  10. barnraised
    Jul 10, 2015 @ 13:25:47

    Those are some intense shots. Scary. Glad all is well now. And you captured some powerful photos!

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  11. DezizWorld
    Jul 10, 2015 @ 10:53:00

    Oh meow Dat is sooooo bootyful. We know it’s scary, but it is also bootyful. Weez sowry peeps lost so much wheat cwops and munny but weez very fankful nopawdy or anipal was hurt. Sendin’ purrayers yous all stay safe. Wish we kuld send you sum of our floodin’ and rain. Stay safe and have a gweat day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 12:30:19

      You two are so very sweet:) I know sometimes the skies and weather are scary beautiful and scary weird!We need to take your rain and our warm dry weather, throw in a little sugar and catnip mix it up until we both have nice 80 degree days with occasional gentle rains:) Love and kitty hugs to you and your Mm too:) Sending lots of sweet purrrrs to you:)

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  12. The View Out Here
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 23:44:41

    I second that ‘Amen’!
    I never thought i would see the day the Northwest could sustain temps like the ones we’ve had (plus the lack of water) and in the month of June no less. Insane.
    What will August bring!?!?
    That’s a huge bummer about their crops burning. And those creepy clouds and eerie dust! Whoa.
    I pray for the old normal. Pray real hard.
    Stay safe.
    ~d.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 12, 2015 @ 12:27:03

      Hi there:) I agree as the weather here in our Northwest is crazy weird. The last three or four years I have taken tons of weather photos of clouds, colors and etc. due to my jaw dropping, grabbing the camera and grabbing the photos to prove what I saw…and now with this heat and dry drought weather, it is scary. So many rivers are down with the lack of snow the last several years…the last real winter we had here with tons of snow and cold temps was in 2008-2009. I’m praying hard with you for the old normal too, cooler temps with lots of gentle rains:) Are you moved yet….back to ID? We will be neighbors:)

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  13. SwittersB
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 22:06:17

    Powerful images and perfect wisdom at the end.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 09, 2015 @ 22:24:12

      Thank you:) Our weather here has been crazy, certainly not boring, but strange to this country girl. I have loved capturing the strange and unusual sights:) One thing I like about being older is the wisdom that comes with age…we are still young at heart only this time we have wisdom:)

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  14. Marilyn Armstrong
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 20:44:48

    First, your clouds remind me of “Ghost Riders In the Sky …” I can hear the cries of the cowboys doomed to forever follow those red-eyed cattle, but never catch them.

    Second, personal responsibility seems to have disappeared between generations, though there are plenty of people my age and older who have never looked in the mirror and seen the guilty party. You can’t control what happens to you, but you are in charge of what you do about it!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 09, 2015 @ 21:37:11

      I love it:) Yes, those clouds remind me of Ghost Riders too…creepy and good:) And Amen on being in charge of what you can do about it. I am so tired of those who keep on a going blaming and never taking responsibility of their lives and choices. Thank you always for dropping in:) Hugs:)

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  15. cindy knoke
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 20:06:36

    Eeeeeks. So scary!

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  16. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Jul 09, 2015 @ 19:52:26

    Whoa what worrisome images. Hope you guys get a break in the heat. Looks like a rough fire season. So sorry to hear about the wheat – I have memories of high plains fields full of waving wheat.
    (Malamute Molly is suffering here with all her long hair/double coat – and it’s only 95. We walk after 7 at night or right at daybreak when we may have a bit of sea breeze)
    Stay safe!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 09, 2015 @ 21:22:29

      Thank you and I hope we do too…harvest this year is not so good with curled heads or pinched from lack of water and the hot temps. Harvest is going but I know it has to be mostly insurance now. In all my years of living here, growing up hearing my Dad and Uncles talk and also being a part of the harvest, I have never seen conditions like we have now…the lack of moisture and the hot temps. I hope we get back to a normal weather pattern soon for all of us:) BTW I love when the wheat waves as it looks like rolling waves of golden wheat!!! Poor Molly, tell her that Ellie is with her as her coat is less that the older Aussies that live outdoors and we had them clipped due to the heat…Ellie’s hair is not as wooly and curly, she has less than they do….but yeah I am sure she and Molly could compare notes:) Wishing you a blessed Friday and weekend with cooler temps for all of us!

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