The Wildfires of Texas are Terrible!

The wildfires in Texas a bad but make for some spectacular photos. I’m only about 30 miles away from the one nearest to where I live. I went out to see what kind of pics I could get when I saw the smoke trail out over the trees when I was on my way home from work. Please enjoy the pictures, but, if you can donate anything to the people or firefighters I would appreciate even the smallest help.

The sun was bright and the cloud stream was long in the distance.

The sun in the clouds
The distortion of color is amazing

If you live outside of Texas you can donate here

If you live in the areas surrounding  the fires near Houston :

KHOU 11 has teamed up with Randalls to lend a hand to our “Neighbors in Need” who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires in our region.

Now through September 11, you can help by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund – online or in-person at any of the 35 Houston-area Randalls locations.

When you checkout at your neighborhood Randalls, you can make a donation of any amount, which will conveniently be added to your grocery total.  This donation will be indicated on your receipt.  Find the Randalls store nearest to you by visiting their website.

You can also give online to the American Red Cross of Greater Houston’s Disaster Relief Fund by clicking HERE.

Red Cross staff and volunteers are prepared year-round to meet the disaster-caused needs of people in our community.  Your donation helps insure that disaster services such as food, shelter, medical supplies, clean-up and other vital assistance are available to our neighbors whose lives have been affected.


UPDATED 3 p.m. Tuesday—Firefighters in Grimes County are in need of bottled water, Gatorade and snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the fire station at 1200 Rudel in Tomball.

UPDATED 3 p.m. Tuesday – Volunteers with the Katy Fire Department will be going back and forth to BASTROP to bring donations to fire-stricken areas in CENTRAL TEXAS. Firefighters in Bastrop are asking for baby wipes, Visine, Vaseline, white T-shirts, industrial-grade goggles and hand towels. You can take your donation to 1417 Avenue D in Katy. They will also be accepting items for those who’ve lost their homes, including bedding, clothes and household items.

UPDATED 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – The Texas Wildfire Relief Fund– a statewide non-profit organization – and the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas are in urgent need of donations to help equip volunteer firefighters across the state with the clothing, supplies and safety equipment they need to battle the wildfires. Secure, tax-deductible online donations can be made to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund at

UPDATED 1 p.m. Wednesday — The West Alabama Ice House in Houston is accepting donations to help pets affected by the Bastrop wildfire in Central Texas.  Donations — including unopened dry and wet dog and cat food, kitty litter, litter boxes, other pet supplies and cash — will be accepted at the West Alabama Ice House through Friday.  They’re open from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight.  The West Alabama Ice House is located at 1919 West Alabama, near McDuffie.

UPDATED 1 p.m. Wednesday — Clothing and supply donations to help victims of the Riley Road Fire will be collected Wednesday at the Magnolia Youth Football Fields, located at 31660 Sugar Bend in Magnolia. The location has been approved by the Red Cross

Take care and take more pics


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