Although we have had little rain lately, some of the bushes are still flowering
And some of the flame trees have started to flower
This goat/lawnmower has been doing quite a good job keeping this lawn trimmed!
I found these two children playing in their yard
This is one of the more unique homes up on Marpo Heights
There was a terrible fire on Tinian over the weekend... and I think I have found the culprit!
I mean, he just looks guilty, doesn't he?
And this is the damage that was done! From Broadway (the road leading to the Airport) there is a road going east at the bottom of the big hill, and a road at the top of the hill, also going east. As these two roads run east, they almost come together at the other end--making a sort of triangle area. Most of the area in this triangle, east of Broadway, has been burned to some degree.
Fortunately, the Tinian Fire Dept. did a great job keeping the fire contained, and protecting homes and animals. To my knowledge, no homes were damaged, and no animals hurt.
Some areas are still smoldering this morning, and the fire often took a winding path around the area, leaving some areas untouched...
While other areas were completely destroyed
As you can see, the fire came very close to some homes, and to some of the cattle and other livestock in the area. But the fire crews were careful to focus their attention on homes and property.
I was surprised that even the power poles had been saved!
But in-between the homes and roads, the land was scorched bare
And anything caught by the fire didn't have a chance to survive!