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Jun. 25th, 2008

Wow, the smoke from all the fires is amazing today! Visibility is less than 1/4-/12 mile. From street level you can't see any of the mountains around, even the close ones. It smells great, like a campfire, but the air is thick. It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Earth Abides, where most of the population is wiped out and fires are left to take their course in CA and other places and areas just fill with tons of smoke. It's neat, and eerie.

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missparker
Jun. 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
this is basically what living in southern california in the summer is like. feels like home. aww.
democritus
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I lived in Escondido, about an hour north of San Diego for fourteen years and never saw anything like this. Well, maybe except on those rare days that the LA smog somehow got down to us.
missparker
Jun. 25th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
i lived in orange county which was always on fire, for some reason. at least the 4 years i went to school in orange.
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seadiver
Jun. 25th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
the BOOK sounds good
Girl, I was going to say don't be wishing for more fires!
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democritus
Jun. 25th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh good, it's one of my favorites. It's older, but I think it's still sound.
lumpyone
Jun. 25th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of living up around Yosemite (Oakhurst and Coarsegold area) and having a slew of fires a few years back. It was like this for weeks, and even after the fires where out you'd drive through areas and still be able to smell a hint of the smoke around.

Its a bit surreal and unnatural feeling with this pale, orangish sunlight casting bluish shadows on the ground. I hope it goes away soon, as its killing my allergies!
socal1968
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Blech. When will it end?
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