California Wildfires Obscure Sun

The wildfires burning here in Southern California are many miles from our house yet the smoke in the air reduced the sun to a dimmer brownish-yellow ball. Objects on the ground appeared dim and yellowish. I have blue carpet in the living room and the sunlight falling on it would make it look greenish-yellow. Last night, the moon looked like a great pumpkin in the sky.

I snapped this picture of the sun surrounded by the thick smoke about mid-morning yesterday.

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4 Comments

  1. Musings of a Mad Macedonian said,

    October 23, 2007 @ 09:13:14

    Bear Flag League Bloggers on the Fires…

    Members of the community of Bloggers called the California Bear Flag League have been blogging the fires: Cal Tech Girl, of Not Exactly Rocket Science, has a Southern California Fire Information Roudup. Cap’n Bob and the Damsel has a great…

  2. Kini said,

    October 23, 2007 @ 15:57:47

    Aloha, I know the fire is far, but I’m sure it effect everyone there.
    The smoke alone can be a health hazard. I know fires happen every year there due to the Santa Ana winds, but this seems huge compared to past fires.

    Our thought and prayers are will everyone there.
    Be safe!

    Aloha,
    Kini

  3. Cap'n Bob said,

    October 23, 2007 @ 19:58:43

    When I got out of work this afternoon, my truck was covered with fine ash particles. On the way home, cars would kick up a smoky ‘roostertail’ as the ash would fly up from the pavement. Damsel took a number of close-up photos of dirty flowers in the garden, and the dog was leaving tracks in the ash that fell on patio concrete.

    That’s only an annoyance, though. There are a quarter of a million people here who can’t even get back to their homes tonight. Many of those never will. We count our blessings.

  4. Glenn B said,

    October 23, 2007 @ 20:26:25

    Stay safe.

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