As I was coming back from a trip to the city, I saw a black patch along the road that runs in front of the farm.
Immediately I knew what it was...there had been a small grass fire!
Grass fires, in the summer months, are always a concern, especially since I live on a windy hill. I'm surrounded by native grass. And given the very dry conditions Texas has experienced for over a year, this year will be no different.
The farm is on the other side of this ridge. As you can see, the hay field to the right of the fence, has been recently cut and baled for hay. It would have not taken much for the fire to jump the fence line and continue up the hill, having a south wind behind it.
A grass fire is to be respected. It can spread very quickly, leaving the land scorched.
Ironically, the same day I photographed the burnt grass, my blogging friend, Elaine, from Pear Tree Log, was also fighting a fire. Take a look at her blog, by clicking on 999 Call. Her experience definitely was more frightening. Fortunately, everyone was safe.
On the brighter side, I would like to tell you about Emma, at The Log Cabin. She is celebrating 6 months with her blog. She has a wonderful Giveaway you should check out....especially if you appreciate crocheted pillow covers.
While you are there, take a look at her Etsy Store. She offers some beautiful handmade items.