We *almost* rescheduled this session. ANOTHER Boulder wild fire started yesterday. So scary. In the morning, I smelled a little bit of a campfire, and then I went out mid morning to the doctor and as soon as I hit 28th and Iris the whole town was covered in a blanket of smoke. If you remember, the one last month was so bad-our house was filled with smoke for days and almost 200 homes were destroyed.
So, I drove by Wonderland Lake later in the day to see if it was ok. It was a little hazy, but not smokey. I actually love the magical feel the haze ended up giving to the photos. I shot there again tonight, and as far as I can tell, the fire has almost completely died down. Go Boulder firemen! You guys are amazing, and I can not thank you enough for the work that you have done for us this year. Thank you for keeping my family safe.
I always feel this mix of fear, love and excitement when there is a fire. Fear, because we live just at the foothills in Boulder, and the fire could jump into town at any moment. I want my babies to always be safe. I do not like staying up late worrying about them. Love, because we have such a strong community here. It was just hours before the women in my mom’s group were organizing places for the evacuees to stay and gathering items for them to replace those that they had lost. And of course the firemen, who work such long hours in such hard conditions to put the fire out. And then excitement-I can’t help it. It reminds me of my dad packing me into the car to chase tornadoes when I was a kid. Any kind of event like this just stirs me, wakes me up. It is good to be woken up, I need it. I am not saying it is right to love that excitement in the air, but when all the light around me turns a hazey red and everything just *feels* different, my mind just wakes up, and I remember that I am alive, and there is something to cherish.
Anyways, is this not the most beautiful pregnant woman you have ever seen? She is has such a calm, loving energy. Her baby is a lucky one. And so kind. I had gotten the flu shot just before this session. So I am going to blame that for me losing my car keys during this session. My only beeper key, so now when I lock my car door it does that annoying security beep whenever I unlock it, grrr. But thanks for spending so much time searching with me and then driving me home guys! I never did find my keys, but luckily found my spare key so I have my car safe at home now:) Can’t wait to meet baby S!