california burnin’

Wow, what a week – the largest brushfire in California history, a mile from my house, and it ain’t over yet. Over 1000 homes lost (including those of at least two friends) and hundreds of thousands of acres burned.

At least we can breathe again. The ocean breeze has cleared the smoke that was blocking the sun for three days, and now the moon and stars are actually visible again. Life returns to normal for most, but for many others it will never be the same.

Let’s pray for some RAIN, finally…

For pictures of the smkoy skies yesterday, see
http://users.sdsc.edu/~hannes/html/pictures/firestorm_2003/index_2.html