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.


At Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:45:00 PM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

My heart goes out to those people as well, and to those near Sylmar and Montecito. Here in La Habra - due west of Brea, it's been raining ashes all afternoon, and the smell of smoke is everywhere.

At Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:41:00 AM, Blogger Diane said...

the air quality is horrible today . . .

At Monday, November 17, 2008 9:44:00 AM, Blogger Prunella Jones said...

That sort of looks like the sky on a regular day in Riverside.

At Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:32:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

It has been a little strange to see how dry and hot it is in CA. The story has been on the news everyday, and it looks really bad.

Meanwhile, we are in a deep freeze!! Right now it is about 20 degrees outside.

At Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:36:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Flix - My mom is freezing in Michigan, too. She's counting the days 'til she leaves to winter in California.


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