October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week. This year, they're stressing replacing your smoke alarms every ten years, as you can see by the poster.
After watching my neighbor's house burn to the ground at midnight a few years ago, I suddenly realized how quickly everything we have can be gone. They lost a dog and cat, along with the house and everything in it, but one cat woke them up to a houseful of smoke. The cat most likely saved their lives. Ever since that night, they've called him Hero.
The National Fire Protection Association has a lot of material available for teachers and others for Fire Prevention Week. You can learn more at their site. Back in the olden days when I was teaching we had a neat program about fire safety in the home. Of course, the school had fire drills.
I have some more pictures I'd like to share with you today. Our area is on the Monarch Butterfly's migration path, and I've been snapping pictures like crazy. They've been around longer this year than usual. I guess it's the rain and wind keeping them from flying away I'm not complaining. Enjoy.
I don't know what kind of flowers these are, but they grow wild in our pasture. I need to look them up. Do you know what they are? The butterflies love them.
Do you know how hard it is to catch a butterfly when it's not flapping its wings? Very hard. I have a lot of pictures of blurred butterflies cause they moved while I was snapping their picture.
Oh, this praying mantis was jealous because I was ignoring it, so I took its picture too.
The frogs and fish enjoy the pond.
Happy Reading. Have a great week.