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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scenic Sunday #59 / California Fires






Southern California is on fire again! As tragic as that is, we are having amazingly beautiful "smoke" sunsets over the past few days with more to come... I took these photos at about 7:20 p.m. this evening while riding in the car over a period of about 10-12 minutes. The colors changed dramatically during that time. We were driving west so these shots were west and south-west in direction. We're about 20 miles east of the actual fire which is in the Pasadena/Altadena area now. Notice that you can see the billowing smoke at the bottom-center of the second photo...There was alot more but it was hidden behind the trees.

8 comments:

Grace Olsson said...

CaROLYN,

I found your link at Ebie´s weblog and decidecd to come here and adored...your sun are very very nice...
congrats, dear
graceolsson.com/blog

Guy D said...

As beautiful as it is, I hope these fires don't cause too much trouble. Excellent photos.

Have a great day
Guy
Regina In Pictures

magnus said...

Lovley picture, i like the sjy..really nice.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Makes for amazing colors in the sky but hope the fires are soon under control and do not head your way.

Carol said...

These are gorgeous sunsets...with amazing color in the skies....hope the fires are under control soon....must be scarey living near-by...

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

I'm always amazed at how something as terrible as Wildfires can create such beauty. I'm grateful the Santa Ana winds aren't blowing and hopeful firefighters will contain these fires quickly even though it's very hot and dry here in So Cal. I've shared a few more of my sister's travel photos this week and one of my own.
Hugs and blessings,

Tammie Lee said...

Yes indeed this is sad. S. Ca. is my original home until a few years ago. So dry and aflame. I wish you rain!

Shannon said...

It is interesting how something that causes such tragedy can be so beautiful to the eye - especially at sunset!