It's Fire Season

Ugh, if having lower back pain (for which I took my generic ibuprofen) wasn't enough to turn this weekend into a total bust; the Santa Ana winds and fires popping up all across Los Angeles and Orange Counties leaving the air quality below poor was enough to ruin the weekend. We staying in most of the day today, our cars covered with ash an the air thick with the smell of smoke.

The closest fire? Roughly 40 miles East and North of us. But where does the smoke go? Toward the beach. It could be worse, there are many that don't have homes tonight. A large portion of them are elderly who lived in an upscale mobil home park that was completely consumed by flames. keep them in your prayers.

Yesterday morning the air was slightly cool and the sky a clear, light blue. By noon it looked like this:

A grayness that reminds of the sky right before a thunder storm. No thunderstorm, that is smoke looming high in the sky and raining down fine ash.

This is the picture that took me outside to see. An orange haze in the middle of the day. (the stick would be a souvenir from Harrison's trip to the Wilderness Park with Daddy.)

Heck, it really wasn't even noon yet. Eerie, isn't it?

On the Mortin front, it seems there website has been temporarily taken down to remove the offending ad. And Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess has posted the response she received from the creators of the ad. Check it out.

I'm still daily blogging by the skin of my teeth I suppose. With that, I apologize that I have not gotten around to visit blogs this week, please bear with me for another week! (I can't believe it's the middle of November already!)



Brittany said...

Wow! I cannot believe that smoke! Are you guys safe from the fires, so far?

shelleycoughlin said...

It looks like the setting of a background movie, with the gray and orange sky.

Christina said...

Wow, that really is eerie! Stay safe!

Cara said...

It must be strange for the sky to look so eerie like that. I will also keep your family in my prayer that the fires don't even come near you guys!

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