Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A shift in the wind...

...has brought a pall of smoke to the sky Where The Ghetto Meets The Sea...



The fires that produced the smoke are a long way away. The closest is perhaps 50 miles north of here. But they are massive fires; one has been burning for more than a week and is still nowhere close to being contained after consuming tens of thousands of acres of brush and forest.

It must be awful the closer one gets. In fact, I know it is; I have lived in areas that were threatened by fires. It is bad enough here.

There is a strange end-of-the-world feeling around here tonight. Maybe I'm the only one who feels it.

SEMI-PARENTHETICAL UPDATE: The smoke seems less pervasive now. Perhaps the slight breeze is clearing it away, or at least thinning it out. I can no longer smell it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet it is strange, but I don't think the end has come yet. I hope it the fires are soon taken care of out your way.
Roz

MrScribbler said...

Roz, the biggest one will probably burn for many more days. The others will be contained sooner.

SAREJESS said...

Reminds me of that old song when the deep purel falls. Or I have often walke dthese streets before.

amnesiacsmemoirs said...

We actually had to keep the tots in at recess twice due to "bad air" days caused by distant fires. Awful!

Whatsername said...

hope youre alright. (just noticed the shoes ;))

MrScribbler said...

As long as the shoes are there, Whatser, life goes on....

Whatsername said...

good.

ill talk to you soon, k? :)

MrScribbler said...

Damn skippy you will, Whatser!