Friday, August 28, 2009

Beautiful Sunset?

Not really. It's caused by all the smoke in the air from all the fires here in Southern California. Everyone has sore throats, noses and eyes from breathing the smoke, although it had cleared quite a bit when I took this. Everyone is on edge. County Fire Units have been patrolling the mountains and foothills, and will continue to do so until fire season is over. Local people are also patrolling, very much in "vigilante" mode. I think if they (the locals) caught an arsonist, the state would not have to worry about the cost of a trial...

And speaking of trials, the arsonists who set the 2003 and 2006 fires have been caught, tried and sentenced to death. People died in both of those fires.

Usually we don't get this sort of thing until late October. I hope the rains come early, and I hope that the Santa Ana winds, or Devil Winds as some call them, never come at all.


  1. Ominous. I think about you whenever the California fires are mentioned on the news.

  2. Thanks, Vicki, I appreciate the thoughts.


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