Click on the picture to see it more clearly. It looks cloudy doesn't it? It's not. It would be a clear day if not for the smoke.
Look at the palm trees blowing in the wind...
There are about a dozen wildfires burning around Southern California today. At least 3 of my friends in different areas have had to evactuate so far. In Seven counties, the governor has declared a state of emergency. We aren't in direct danger where we are, there was one fire in Orange but it has burned further South and is not threatening us. But, it's hot, and it's windy and smokey. Even with the house all closed up I can smell the smoke. I just went out in the garage for something and it's even worse smelling out there.
We've had winds at 30-40 miles an hour with gusts in some places up to 80 or 90 miles an hour! There are trees down, people without power, and 100's of thousands of people have had to evacuate.
So if you're the praying sort say a little prayer for all the people who have already lost their homes and for the ones who still don't know if they will have a home to go back to. Otherwise, send some good thoughts our way.
I took some pictures of the nasty sky earlier but can't find the camera cord to upload them. I'll be back when I find the camera cord.