|Chris Rains photo|
Several people have inquired about my family's safety, and we are fine. We live in a suburb on the east side of Denver and are a long way from the flames.
Still, there's a lot to be sad about. One of the casualties of yesterday's firestorm was the Flying W Ranch.
My family visited the Flying W last summer and had a great time walking through the old buildings,
meeting the livestock,
learning to rope!
The Flying W has been a Colorado institution since 1953 and will be greatly missed.
Closer to home, we said goodbye to the youngest saddle rat, Holly, today.
Losing a rat is a small thing compared to losing a home, but loss is loss and we're all feeling very overwhelmed and blue. Hopefully tomorrow will bring relief on all fronts.