October 26, 2003

Not a Good Day to Go Outside

It seems that all of California is on fire. This is the season. The hot dry Santa Ana winds kick up. All it takes is one spark. We live around where I placed the red star. All these fires are at least 50 miles from us. But, we haven't been unaffected. The air has a thick smoky smell about it, and the sky is smoke filled. I took these pictures today:

Where there is normally a nice blue sky, is now brown and smoky. I could look directly at the sun and not get blinded, the haze was so thick.

Ashes have been raining down all day. These are two pictures of my car:

I'm not even going to bother washing it until this is all over. But, none of the fires are even under control. They fire departments haven't been able to fight the fires themselves due to the wind, so they are more or less trying to save as many structures as they can. This is a view of our street. Notice the haze:

Posted by Valkyre at October 26, 2003 06:51 PM

Hope everything is ok with you and your family. I heard on the news the fire is creeping closer to LA

Posted by: Lynne at October 28, 2003 02:15 PM

Yeah, we're fine. I think we're pretty safe here in the flatlands. I feel sorry for all the people who have lost their homes in all this. And, the death toll is up to 13 now. Including a fireman who lost his life today. Just terrible.

Posted by: Wendy at October 29, 2003 09:20 PM