Saturday, November 15, 2008

California Fires

The view from my front porch.

This was taken about two in the afternoon.

Ash falling from the sky.

When Kathy and I came out of the Coffee Bean this morning we could see the brown billowing smoke drifting from the Yorba Linda Fires. By the time I made it home twenty minutes later the sky was completely enveloped in smoke except for a bright blue strip of sky beneath the muddy haze. We have never seen the fires this close to home before and I have to admit that it's a bit unnerving. While my house is about 5-10 miles from the fires I have several friends who are within a mile of the blaze. Several of them have packed up their belongings as well as their pets and are ready in case they have to evacuate.

While we are fortunate to only have to deal with smoke there are so many people who have lost there homes and property. Please keep them in prayer.


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Praying for everyone's so sad to see this happening again.


ellen b. said...

The sky gets so eerie when there's a fire close by. I hope none of your friends lost their homes. So far my parents and my bil's family have not been evacuated..

Pat said...

Hi Cori,
Joanne told me the fires were not in your area but that smoke looks so close! I hope you and your friends won't be affected. It is so sad to see how people have lost everything, but the ways those wonds are moving those fires so quickly thye must be relievd even to be alive.

I've been fighting a bad cold all weekend. Finally got to see the doctor today so I hope to be back on track soon!

Hugs, Pat