The fires nearest here are 98% contained, at this juncture it means they are out and some of the crew stays behind to take care of hot spots. I hope there are no more.
The smoke is beginning to clear, I am able to venture into the great outdoors once again to work in the garden, and take photos.
The wildfires are burning enhanced by the high ambient temperatures. The heat dries the garden beds quickly to the detriment of some plants, my Crenshaw melons are now a statistic.
Wild fires are a fact of life during late summer in California. Four are easily seen from many locations East of the Diablo Range of Mountains. These are now under control, but many others throughout the State are raging out of control.
As storms go this one compared to what other parts of the country and world are experiencing are much more intense. This is notable for us due to the rarity of a heavy rain during August.
In Yesterday's blog I wrote how the conditions were a bit damp for a wildfire. Apparently I'm no Expert at anything but guessing, we had a wildfire today 4 miles South of where I predicted it would not happen.
There is a silver lining behind each cloud, dark or otherwise, and that is one type of explosion is harmless. A neighbor has a signal gun, in other words a small cannon charged with gunpowder
This is the first blog I have written and published immediately; I failed to write it during the long weekend. It was a good weekend, a boat parade, wild fire works everywhere. July 4th morning was spectacular as well.
Once in a great while I get upset as I did this morning. When I do it always is about an underdog being wronged, this morning was especially sad.
Living in the Desert for three years was well worth experiencing. I have been in -60° F (-51.11° C) and as high as 126° F (52.22° C).