Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spooky Smokey Sky

Photo from Press TV

There are a lot of wildfires burning in Northern California right now. We just had a huge fire the end of May and now there is another burning not far from that original one. It is in the Santa Cruz hills in a town called Bonny Doon which is about 40 miles from me. Here is an interesting website that shows some photos: Firefighting News.

The fire is not close enough to be a threat to my neighborhood but the wind changed Friday evening and the smoke made the sky very ethereal. You couldn't smell it (the first fire you could smell the smoke) but it suddenly got quite dark (at 6pm..kinda freaky) and the next morning there was a fine dusting of ash all over the cars in our neighborhood. Here are a few photos although I am not sure they truly capture how creepy it was.

View south toward Santa Cruz from my front yard.

View west down my driveway. You can see where the smoke ends and the
blue sky begins in the distance.

This does not bode well for the summer (which isn't really even upon us for another 6 days). We could use some of the rain those poor Iowans are getting way too much of.

Photo from Southern Ledger

I sure hope all these natural disasters (fires, floods, earthquakes....) stop coming so fast and furious.

Mother Nature...sounds like she needs some chocolate to calm her down. Come on over, M.N. I just went to Target and am fully stocked. I'll hook you up.

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At June 15, 2008 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Meilei said...

you should check out the pictures Rob took of the spooky sky from our house at And there was ash all over the cars in the morning!


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