Sunday, October 25, 2020

This ‘n That

 Well, Halloween is almost here.  It will be a very different one for most of us I guess.  

We’re getting some fall color here in the San Bernardino mountains finally.  It’s been so strangely hot (80 degrees in October is definitely not normal) that I’m surprised the trees have any color at all.  

This is one of the large homes in Lake Arrowhead.  I like the Boston Ivy around the doorway.  

Since we had no rain for over 6 months, the lake is starting to dry up again.  I’m praying this long dry spell ends soon!  

The chrysanthemums are doing well although I’ve had to give them extra water due to the hot weather.  

This oddly shaped pumpkin caught my eye at a local nursery.  I think it wants to be a starfish!  I hope everyone has a good, happy Halloween...

Monday, October 5, 2020

Autumn and Fires

 Not a lot of fall color here yet, it’s been horribly hot and we haven’t had any rain in 6 months.  The fires have, so far, left me alone, thank goodness. 

The nearest fire was only a half mile from my house, way too close, but our fire fighters are amazing.  They immediately put several water dropping helicopters and fixed wing fire retardant bombers on it and it was contained and out within a few hours!  The two biggest fires near me, the El Dorado and the Bobcat fires are 15 to 25 miles away but still burning.  The El Dorado fire was arson and, horrifically and tragically, one firefighter has been killed fighting this fire.  

This is a photo of the El Dorado fire when it started.  

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and having a great autumn.

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