The Santa Anas are fierce this morning — our windows are rattling, and the trees are bowing in submission to the high-velocity winds. Last evening, the horizon was a Halloweenish mixture of flame orange and smoky black; this morning, our normally blue skies are a thick, smoky gray. We’re registering a brittle 3% humidity factor, and it’s raining ash.
A few miles north of us, the Irvine-area fires are raging; from Malibu to San Diego (where my son lives), residents are being evacuated because of encroaching flames.
Many of our mutual LJ friends live in Southern California, and maybe some family members do, as well. So please, if you have a spare moment, would you send some positive thoughts our way?