The reality is there is a better than average chance after this brief break from our mild winter it may get a lot windier and wet. If it dries out too rapidly it will start the wild fire season early as it did last year, or with a bit of good fortune it will begin to rain and not stop until May.
Each image is the same color which tells me it is not an anomaly; the colors of the background are accurate as well. All I can surmise is the Sun has at least something to do with it,
The fires move fast some have been clocked at 60mph making short work of an Island 15 miles long. The Paradise fire was moving so fast (60mph+) people were not able to outrun it, this has to be stopped.
I received my third shot two weeks ago, at first I didn't think I experience side effects. With this inoculation they were subtle, my pain may have increased a slight amount but it didn't to the point of me noticing.
I'm wondering why all of the critters appear larger to me this year, but then again when a person gets to my age a number of things kind of morph. Everyone is beautiful, the young grandkids are way too smart and I'm beginning to do what Mrs. Lebec tells me to. Ahh will wonders ever cease?
However an Arsonist has been arrested, a college professor that has started donzens of them. It doesn't surprise me most fires are Arson started, it's kind of a best known secret the Insurance Companies keep close to their vest. The report says the maximum sentence is 5 years and a fine, whoopee do
By using that technique I would take shotgun photographs of Red Wing Blackbird flocks with no success. It's one of my goals capturing a detailed image of one, I have taken several that were close. However not in the "very close" range, they were all filled with photographic issues.
A few Canadians remain around here which makes me wonder if the wildfires and the heat wave up North have something to do with it. The largest wildfire in California is on the Eastern slope of the Sierra's near the Nevada border. One thousands acres are on fire as I write this, unfortunately for those Eastward the smoke is being shared with the rest of the country. It's the middle of July and we're already up to our eyebrows in Alligators; it won't get better any time soon.
Our Island is inside the Southern border of the high fire risk area, I don't question it we're just ready. Some of the fires will be driven down wind at enormous speeds, the Paradise fire of a few years ago traveled at 60mph. It would take less than 15 minutes to burn our entire Island to the ground. I'm not sure if everyone could make it off on our one bridge.
It's surprising we haven't lost all of our utilities, normally during these events trees topple, boats get loose and unfortunately a few serious damages occur. At some point the wind may reach 80mph although it's not in the forecast I feel we need to expect it. 80mph is the lowest speed of a Category 1 Hurricane, it can blow a weak building apart and it has.