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14 August 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday ~ fire (11)

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There are some great offerings over at our gracious hostess’s site…Crazy Working Mom
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Just above the marine layer the smoke from the fire hangs over the Monterey Bay.  

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From the University of California (UCSC) campus where I use to work, I can see where my neighborhood is located.  It became pretty smoky this afternoon.  The white building is Holy Cross Church…a place I am sure Linda remembers visiting. (Santa Cruz means Holy Cross) Most days from this standpoint you can see the town and the bay curving south around to the city of Monterey.

These next two are from Natural Bridges State Beach.  I did not alter them in any way…the sun setting through the smoke provides the almost sepia effect. 

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Last and most important, I want to thank you for the emails checking on me and my family. Apparently the Santa Cruz fire made the network morning shows, as well as CNN and Fox.  Most of us live in town…and the Bonny Doon area is north of us by about ten miles. I know quite a few families who are under mandatory evacuation…it is frightening to wait helpless hoping your home and possessions will survive a fire of this magnitude.  Once again our community is thankful to CalFire for their skill and dedication.

12 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Lovely pictures in spite of the conditions in the area. Have a wunnerful weekend. Cheers Kat!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Beautiful shots, Katherine.
Glad you and your family are safe!

Desert Songbird said...

So glad you and yours are safe. I wish the same for your friends who have been evacuated.

Travis said...

I've seen that kind of hazy sky much too often. I'm glad to hear that you're doing ok.

Sandee said...

I'm glad you are away from the fire. I hope the air clears for you soon. Thanks for this post.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and The Teamster. :)

Dana said...

Wow! Odd how such a destructive force can generate such beautiful photos!

Ena said...

Oh, wow. The photos are beautiful but the fires are awful. I'm glad you and you're family are safe!

Bond said...

Shows you how out of touch I have been...I did not know of the fires...Glad you are OK

Amazing Gracie said...

You're the first person I thought of when I heard the news. I've got some photos of our skies a few years ago that are beautiful, even though the fire is what creates the different hues.
Glad you're safe, best wishes for all of your friends, et al...
~~~Blessings~~~

Linda said...

I immediately thought of you the other day when they mentioned the Santa Cruz fires on the news and was going to send you an email but having a brain like a sieve this days, that thought apparently got lost in the next 911 call to come in or radio transmission to be answered.

So glad to hear that you and yours are safe out there and I hope that the fire hasn't destroyed too much of the beauty of the area. Please tell me the Inn at Pasa Tiempo is safe as I do so want to go back there someday!

Starrlight said...

Glad to hear it is a ways off from you. Fire season in Cali is just so scary every year. I read one of them was started by drug dealers. How very Weeds.

I, Like The View said...

there was a fire? oh! hope everyone is ok. . .

. . .lovely pictures