Well, mine is, it seems......Malibu, Aqua Dulce, Piru, Canyon Country........And it seems that the evil Devil's Wind, that's the English for Santana's, swirls the smoke up, and around...... and then runs it right through my little spot of Heaven on its' way to the Ocean.
Holy Yucky! The picture is of the Sun, my local time 1500hrs.....Three o'clock for you "always been civilians". The Santana's are outdoing themselves today, bring the Chaos and Hell of brush fires with them
We call 'em brush fires. It's actually high chaparral, like the TV show of the '70s. A conglomeration of impassable "brush", cactus and oak trees. The brush burns fast. The oak burns hot. Mix in 70 - 85 mph gusts and the funnel effect of the Beautiful canyons we have and it's truly Nature in "pi$$ed off" mode.
We're not threatened by flames at this time like the poor,(and rich), People of Malibu, et al, but we truly suffer the fallout. Right now the winds are pushing the smoke so hard and so fast that we're just pretty much stuck indoors. I had to call down the hill to my "other" house and remind Bigger Wolfie that he had better close up all the windows.
This evening, when the Santana's die down and it cools off a bit, all the smoke in the sky will get heavy and lay a 1/2'' of soot on everything. It'll truly look like snow flurries in Southern California.
So, why do we live here, with the wild fires and the earthquakes and the mudslides?
Because we can. Not to mention, it's beautiful and we only suffer two seasons....warm and not so warm. Think of it as Hawaii without the volcanoes and humidity and you get kinda close.
Anyway, wanted to quick share a pic or two with you. I have to go get Lil" Wolfie from the clutches of Duey and Luey. (you'll meet them below).