Thursday, 19 May 2011

Kathleen's 100 White Wednesday! A day late as usual!!!

Can you believe it? Kathleen from Faded Charm is celebrating her 100th White Wednesday post....wow...that is a lot of white gorgeousness!!!! I am joining in and urging you to visit her and take in all the lovely whites that everyone has to show!!! Here are just a few of my favourite whites from the past year....... and yes I know I am a day late, but better late then not at all, right?
















Thank you Kathleen, you have been an inspiration to so many lovers of white!!!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My home town for over 25 years.......

Slave Lake burned as night fell Sunday, the result of wildfires that first threatened then quickly took over...

As of Sunday night, the town hall was on fire, as were local businesses, the library, dozens of homes and even the radio station.

The town first issued an evacuation order Sunday evening, but with fires threatening the highways, they urged the roughly 7,000 residents to make their way to safe spots in the town. I don't live there anymore but lots of my friends do........the utter devastation is hard to believe.......




The Town Hall.......
This is the corner where the Tags corner store used to be.......with apartment buildings in the background.....turn the corner to the subdivision where my old home used to be.....
Here is what is left of the area of town......
This is the Southeast corner of Slave Lake....you can see the horrible devastation....
The fire is still raging out of control.....
My heart goes out to all my friends and all the residents of Slave Lake.
Be strong, there will be a town again...it just takes time....Slave Lake will be a community again...you can donate here through the Red Cross.....