Tuesday, September 20, 2011

From Birth to Death

This will be the last post for this blog. Our house and studio burned in the Bastrop fire 2 weeks ago. We just got out yesterday to view the site and this is what we found. The stock tank pool for Jacob was mostly untouched. There were even a few inches of water in the bottom.

This is what remains of our house.

This is what remains of my lovely studio.

And our stove.

And I found a few still life objects. I dug through the ashes to get these out. I did find one white cup intact (porcelain, from Germany), which I kept. All the rest that looked whole, crumbled in my hands. I also found a small turp can, which you can see a picture of on my blog.

It was sad to see the damage, but also much needed closure. Now instead of picturing our lovely house in our minds the way it was, we see this. And that's ok. Because this is the reality. And now - ON to the next chapter!! Oregon or bust.