Sad destruction: Great Smoky Mountains

Lake Lure NC

Lake Lure NC

Such sad destruction recently. This past week, my beautiful Smoky Mountains are being consumed by fire.

Who knows how they started – spontaneous combustion from drought conditions, lightning or even arson (two people have been arrested so far for just that) or a combination of circumstances and choices. Either way, the destruction is heart breaking.

Great Smoky Mountains - this time, literally.

Great Smoky Mountains – this time, literally.

My sister, grand/nieces & nephews, three of my stepchildren and grands, one daughter-in-law’s grandmother, my family from my late husband and several friends live in the Smoky Mountains and in the other states that are in the path of the destruction. I pray for their safety.