Sunday, June 13, 2010

heartbreaking.

last night chris was across the street all night helping contain an oil spill that dumped over 21,000 gallons of oil into the beautiful creek that runs across the street. to say i am frustrated by the situation would be an understatement. we are all totally heartbroken. it may sound dramatic, but we love that creek... we feed the ducks a couple of times a week and honestly just love listening to the sound of it on a quiet evening while we sit on our front porch. i am really going to do my best to not get all political even though i do have very strong opinions on the issue, especially after reading things like this but as i sit and type this i am smelling the strong stench of oil and listening to the loud hum of a pump pumping the water. it makes me sick.

here are a few photos i snapped this morning...


the same spot we had estee's party, one week ago...


this one i got off of ksl.com


estee is the biggest animal lover on the planet so when she spotted the newspaper this morning with a photo like the one above she got big tears in her eyes. we explained the situation to her and she was completely devastated, even after we told her that the duckies were at the zoo being cleaned and cared for. this is the picture she colored in church today.


it makes the gulf spill so much more real to me. what a tragedy.

12 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

This is just too sad :( So sorry it happened so close to home.

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

Such a tragedy, you are right.
I am from the gulf coast so that oil spill is hitting close to home in TX for me as well. I hadn't even heard of this til your blog.

Leah said...

I was watching the news last night and almost called you. Such a tragedy.

{The Christian's} said...

What a beautiful place, I would be devastated too!! I hope they can get it cleaned up quickly w/out too much damage!

Lindsey said...

I know, it makes me sick too. I love that little river. We love to take walks in the glen and it is all being cleaned too. So, so sad.

Dorothy & Tony said...

SERIOUSLY...how did this happen?! I love the garden park ward,we had our engagements done there and family pics. to have it across the street is an absolute blessing, i ma sure you have enjoyed every minute. so sad! hope they get it all cleaned soon!

Smellyann said...

Tsk, tsk, another oil spill. That's so sad. Poor Estee.

Wanted to let you know, though: you shouldn't feed the ducks. It's fun and all, but it's really not an environmentally-sound activity. Sorry.

yours truly dear said...

seriously, like we dont have enough oil problems right now. i wonder if they need volunteers at the zoo?

Angie said...

Hi =) Just came across your blog. This is so so sad. What a beautiful creek. Here is a video I came across although you probably have no say in how it gets cleaned up...just thought I'd share.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5SxX2EntEo

Lesley said...

I was there shooting an engagement session Saturday and it was so awful watching the cleanup effort and all the people from the neighborhood watching helplessly. I felt kind of ridiculous following a happy, smiling couple while everyone else was so sad. Hopefully they will have it contained soon.


You live in one of my favorite parts of SLC. Lucky you!

sheena said...

I am still sick over this! Miller Park is one of our favs and we were just there a few days before it happened......so so sad. Hope the smell is getting better for you guys:)

sophias nest said...

Hi! Love your blog! It is so sad to see the damage to your creek. What a fun place for your family to enjoy. As one previous comment said, it is dangerous to feed the ducks as their bellies bloat up and they end up in pain of days. It also teaches them to depend on people giving them food instead of hunting for it themselves. We used to go feed the ducks by us and were told by one of the property keepers. Now we just go look at them. Just wanted to let you know since it makes such a difference.