all over the place. just like life. pretty much.

we don’t need no water let the messy fella burn!

the wetlands is burning.

was. well, it happens, ya know? sometimes they do controlled burns. this wasn’t one of those.


long long day, i’m tired. may fill this in with words later. for now, more inadequate fotos at this place.

tjilpi can fill you in on the time and exposure details.


March 14, 2007 - Posted by | las vegas, nature thingies


  1. But why such black smoke. That looks more like burning oil than burning grass.

    Comment by pablo | March 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. So, what was the fire? And why? And who? etc.

    Comment by Natalie | March 14, 2007 | Reply

  3. pablo, no grass. what’s back there is mostly mesquite, cottonwood, white bursage and creosote bush. i don’t know nuch of anything about any of them, nothing about how they burn. the creosote bush has resin coated leaves, maybe that’s a clue. another myster to me:i was pretty close, it was very quiet.

    natalie, look at the 3rd pic in my previous post. the burn started with the vegetation at the bottom and extended south from there. local news media are in disagreement. some say 150 acres. some say 200. they’re all very excitable. jumping up and down and spitting excitable. i’m not buyin’ it. 50 maybe? we may get it figured out. no clues yet on the starting element. i’d guess accidentally human caused. it’s very dry here. and warm of course. you’d like it, i’m sure.

    Comment by kimmi | March 14, 2007 | Reply

  4. Sometimes grass fires here start when a meteorite hits the ground with enough heat retained to set the grass on fire. One of my friends found a meterorite by going in a helicopter to the point at which a fan shaped fire began. Wind direction made the fan form in a direction away from the impact site. Someone had reported seeing a falling star in the area and a ground search of the “pointy” bit of the fan produced a result. Though it did take two days of ground search to do so.

    Comment by Tjilpi | March 16, 2007 | Reply

  5. Hey! There is no EXIF info on the photo of the happy cop!!

    Comment by Tjilpi | March 16, 2007 | Reply

  6. oops! sorry,i forgot. i strip all that stuff out when i save for blog sizing.
    if i put any of them up at flickr, they’ll have all that extra non-image data.

    no word yet on the fire cause.

    Comment by kimmi | March 16, 2007 | Reply

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