Restoring Passion is the best way to Pay it Forward...
|The heart of the Pfeiffer Fire in Big Sur was west of highway 1|
|Fire burns up a hillside near the highway|
|In places the fire was burning on Pacific Coast Highway 1|
|A little rain was a big help|
Kodi Gets a New Camera
|Kodiak Greenwood hold the New Canon 5D Mark III camera that Barry Blanchard brought for him|
|Following behind Kodiak with Barry Blanchard, Jim Weise and Laurie Ruben to see the fire zone|
|The area that is between the trees is grey because it is all ashes|
|Keyhole Rock's mystical light can only be seen once a year around Winter Solstice|
|Kodiak Greenwood, a few other local residents and several of the fire crew taking a break from the Pfeiffer Ridge Fire|
|Barry Blanchard's drone checking out the Keyhole from a new perspective|
|Venus Sets near Bixb y Bridge in Big Sur California after day one|
The next day was foggy but it did not dampen our spirits
|Russell Preston Brown, the "Face of Adobe" operating his DJI Vison2 at Pfeiffer Beach|
|Kodiak Greenwood back on top of his world|
|Russell Preston Brown's Drone flying at Keyhole Rock|
|Kodiak Greenwood smiles less than one week after losing everything to the fire.|
I asked Kodi what was next for him and he replied that he had to first regain his identity and life with new paperwork for his truck deed and other papers lost in the fire. He must continue his job as caretaker for the property and make sure that the insurance company has what they need to reimburse the owner so they can rebuild. It will be a while but the property owner told Kodiak that they would rebuild the main house and a "caretaker's place" as soon as the Insurance came through. Until then he has friends to stay with and will most likely be hopping from spare room to spare room for a while.
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday. Your outreach, support and kindness have given me one of the most moving experiences I have ever felt. Thanks for inspiring me and showing me what we all can achieve. When we help each other and put our minds together we can do anything. This experience has taught me so much. I look at the act of giving in a new way. The time will come when I have the opportunity to give to others as you all have been giving to me. Cheers to a new beginning. I hope to see you along the way. Much love.
Time for Big Sur to heal and for others to help them do so. If you know someone in the area see what you can do and if you don't here are a few ways you can donate.
|Sunset over Bixby Bridge taken the first night after the fire started|