Today is the first day in a while that the sun doesn’t look like a burning red dot in an apocalyptic sky. Northern California has been burning all week and it’s not over yet. So many displaced, so much lost. This was our sky most of the week, as seen from my backyard. And we aren’t even near the evacuation zone.
Twice, I picked up simple tools to try and capture what was around me.
These hills are normally a brilliant straw yellow and the trees the darkest inkiest green. But today smoke from two big fires to the east and southwest of us rolls back in as more and more people I know evacuate.
Covid. A heatwave. Rolling blackouts and now these fires. Thinking of everyone that’s lost homes or evacuated suddenly. Stay safe. Take care.
If you live in California, you know we have a new season, one that never loomed over us like this every year: the season we burn. Climate Change is real. That is just science and the sooner we can agree on the overwhelming evidence, the sooner we will do something about it. Before it is too late.