Sunday, October 21, 2007

Today

I had to take my boys to find some shoes without holes after church, and found some for myself as well. So I came here to show you a picture of my cute new shoes... see?and some of my knitting progress on Poppy...
I was going to tell you about our horrible Santa Ana winds and the large branch, the size of a small tree, that landed immediately in front of my car as I was driving downhill at 45 mph.

But, sadly with these horrendous winds which are unusually severe today with gusts over 100 mph, we also get fires. Once the winds start, we know right away it's "fire weather" and expect a fire to break out somewhere, but today they are breaking out everywhere. Here's a couple of views from my front yard and how things have changed over the last hour.










The sun...


We are not in any immediate danger. This is all just smoke... which is getting worse still. It is settling to the ground, ash is raining down and the wind sounds like thunder.
My shoes and knitting seem fairly irrelevant now... Please say a prayer for the families and firefighters in the fire zones.

11 comments:

Angelika said...

Good Luck on the Santa Ana winds. They are no fun, especially when they drag wild fire with them. I sure didn't like that about living in California.

Laura said...

Ugh! I remember the Santa Ana winds. Praying for you and everyone else there, especially those near Pepperdine.

Yarnhog said...

Tammy, where do you live? I only ask because that is the same view I've got out my windows today. I'm in North County San Diego. Are you near me? (My email address is suzanneATvetalawDOTcom if you want to respond privately.)

mom said...

You also might say a prayer for Tammy's brother who is a firefighter on a hotshot crew and who, after being home for only 1 day in the last month, is now heading back to work

Julie said...

Thank you Tammy. You are so eloquent.

Sarah said...

Beautiful in a creepy disturbing way. Hoping the fires turn and no one else is affected by them.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh! Be well...and stay safe.

Scary winds and fire.

I will pray.

amanda said...

Wow, hope you stay safe!

~Kristie said...

I'm definitely saying a prayer for the firefighters, but we need to say a prayer for anyone who is in harms way. Dh is with the sheriff's dept and was dangerously close to the fires tonight, so I guess you never know who may be in harms way.

The Santa Ana's and fire are such a scary combination although I suppose there are dangers no matter where you live.

Hang in there!

Angoraknitter said...

All this crazy winds and fire is unlike anything I've ever seen or experienced. I was down south yesterday, but am home now...I'm so glad to have made it back before the freeways closed again. Just found your blog on the webring.

janet said...

I didn't realize that you were affected by the Santa Ana's too.
I hope that your house and family are safe. I truely believe in the power of prayer but there has got to be another more pro-active way to deal with the fire season.