A break from the smoke in the evening at home on Highview Angus Ranch

A 60 Minute Break

from wildfire smoke

This little panorama snapshot was taken yesterday, July 12, 2021, right out the front door. The wildfires are raging once again in Washington, Idaho, Northern California, and at home in Oregon.

The latest jet stream has pushed the smoke into the far north eastern part of Oregon, aka Wallowa County. If we are lucky we can open our windows for an hour in the evening and for a brief period of time in the early morning. We pray for the all the fire fighters who are out there risking their lives to protect what is dear to us. Our homes, pets, livestock, flora & fauna, and of course, our wildlife!

Friends and acquaintances of ours have lost their crops and farm equipment. Every time that happens it means the food chain may get a little more interrupted and the consumer will feel the result at the grocery store.

Even though our planet has experienced climate change for billions of years without any human presence, we can now see the results of extreme neglect or complete abscense of pulic land management by the Federal Government that has been going on for decades. It has increased the effects of climate change dramatically with additional and unnecessary carbon footprints that can cause respiratory illnesses, cancer, and death, regardless of species.

 ~ Angelika Ursula Dietrich – Wild Horses Thunder

PS: I ask you kindly not to leave a politically inspired comment. Farmers and ranchers who steward the land 24/7, 365 days a year in modern times have known forever that if you leave the land to itself in the hopes that “Mother Earth” with take care of herself, the results will be nothing less than devastating.

Where does your food come from?

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Freelance Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika's photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007).

Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism.

After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate more on her photography & video productions, and cover and write human interest stories on Wild Horses Thunder - The studio & journal, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.

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