REMEMBER – the weekly posts where I participate myself in all the challenges
are moved to the jeshstudio (CLICK)
Hello Seasons Bloggers
The photo link is open from Sunday Aug 5 through Wednesday Aug 8 till 7 pm Pacific time.
Many thanks for your lovely captures of last week! It called for a very pleasant break from my editing!
It has been in the nineties to 100+F and at least three large fires burning around us
So you know I’m not being dramatic
– In the N. the Carr fire ( 145 thousand acres, 45 % contained), Redding which has asked 12 lives and that of a firefighter.
A fire W. from us at Clear Lake “River fire”, 47 thousand acres, 50% contained and Ranch fire, 181 thousand acres, 22 % contained
and South of us – near and in W of Yosemite Nat. Park – 81 thousand acres, 35 % contained).
The numbers are staggering, eh? We probably have fire fighters from other states helping.
Last Sunday, when the previous All Seasons was posted, I was in Vacaville
(1 1/2 hrs. S.W.) with friends for lunch, and we could see ashes on the cars. Sun shining dimly, a faint smell of smoke.
Last Tuesday getting up in the morning I smelled smoke, so that was an alert to start packing,
for now we only have one (smaller) car to stash our belongings.
We heard it was 10 miles away, (fires can spread very quickly since I live in the forest) but fortunately they must have had this one under control quickly.
This is the 4th summer in the mountains, and only one summer the fires were too far away that we didn’t smelled smoke or ashes.
Hubs brought up a very reassuring point. The studio is a metal barn, so “that is the last to go” which means I have less worry about that in case of a fire! I’ll have to check about windows in a fire though …
(for you outside the USA, 90 % of the residential houses here are built from wood – not only the inside, but also the outside!).
When living on an island, you need a boat:)
the view here is at Balboa Island (South California)
letting the day pass by
with a good book, pottering in the garden,
doing a water color,
finishing that sweater from last winter
or building a dog house, a chicken coup, or a race cart
for your child or grand
enjoying the ice plant cover
listening to the songs of the ocean
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