I love Sting's version of this song, but Ms. Cassidy does a good rendition.
I love the fields around the farm in winter. The switchgrass is a stunning coppery orange/gold waving in the wind. This view is looking westward, but to the east, the purple hills as a backdrop makes a gorgeous scene. The newly edited photos shown here are courtesy of the photographic genius, Monique Campeau. Thanks Monique. You can see more of her beautiful photos by clicking on her blog, La Table De Nana, on the right side of my blog.
But, oh no. With a strong west wind and high risk of fire danger, a rancher has decided to burn his fields anyway. Wildfires are an everyday occurrence this time of year and cover miles in no time flat. It is terrible for the wildlife such as lizards and turtles and all the burrowing and nesting animals. Makes me mad. And, it does burn down structures and homes, not to mention trees. It has happened on land we own.
Nobody gets sued nor held accountable for their "accidentally got out of hand" fires, at least not that I've heard of. I have heard of a fine levied during a red flag fire warning. Is it such in other countries? Are people able to burn off acreages at leisure? I can't understand how the rancher's livelihood is more important than the lives of the flora and fauna.