Thursday, June 26, 2008

Unhealthy To Breathe

"I don't know whose hand hung Hesperus in the sky, and fixed the Dog Star, and scattered the shining dust of Heaven, and fired the sun, and froze the darkness between the lonely worlds that spin in space."

-Gerald Kersh

As the California wildfires continue to burn, the air quality continues to drop. It has been difficult to breathe here lately, and there is a forecast for more dry lighting storms this weekend, which may spark even more fires. I don't remember a year as bad as this one is for fire. We are dealing with a drought, and that just makes it all ripe and ready for a long fire season. Not much good news, but doesn't all the smoke in the atmosphere make for a lovely photo?

Grizzly Peak Boulevard
Berkeley, California
June 25th, 2008
Early Evening


MyMaracas said...

The haze makes for a nice photo effect, but I'm so sorry you're going through this out there. Stay safe.

IndigoSunMoon said...

Lovely photo! I know what you mean about it being hard to breathe during wildfires. We haven't had any really close to where I live in many years, thank God!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Yes, you really captured a wonderful quality to the light there. But yes, breathing is more important! Every time I drive into the L.A. basin, I mutter, "Don't breathe anything you can't see," and resign myself to continue forward into the smog. And a valley full of wildfire smoke is worse still.