Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I'm grateful for many things in life, but right most the top three are Barack Obama winning the election, my continued employment (fingers crossed), and the little sweetie pie pictured here.

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fire in Mid-November

Usually by this time of year, the Santa Ana winds have settled and fire season is over. Not today. It's November 15th, and Southern California is burning. I live 2 blocks from the beach, but the smoke from Yorba Linda/Brea fires 30 miles away blew down here, and here's the view from both my front and back decks in the middle of the afternoon.

It's a trip to see the line of demarcation, but there it is. Today was supposed to be a clear sunny day until it exploded in flames. You can see the sun shining through the smoke in that second picture. My heart goes out to all the people who have lost their lives or homes in the last few days.