Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Los Angeles Fires

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Around this time every year the hills surrounding the Los Angeles area catch fire to some extent or another.

This year is no exception.


Scary stuff.
Look at all this smoke that reminds us that somewhere very near fires are raging. Homes are being evacuated. Lives are being lost. Smoke is in the air and ash is raining down.

100 comments:

Momisodes said...

It is terrifying. I certainly remember those views, the air, and the anxiety when we lived in southern California. My father in law is in one of the affected areas now.

I hope you all stay safe.

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Wow! It is always scary when stuff like that hits home. Makes you realize all we have and all we take for granted.

Honey Mommy said...

Wow! And I thought the smoke we have had blown into our area was nasty- at least it isn't scary!

Hope you guys stay out of harm's way and that the fires can be put out soon!

SupahMommy said...

SO sadly beautiful in pics.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Amazing pictures! I hope your home stays safe!

Happy said...

I hope you are in a safe area. Can't even imagine. I take so much for granted.

Muthering Heights said...

That looks so frightening!!

~Sandy~ said...

that is so scary. last time we were in CA we saw a lot of smoke due to the fires. that's definitely something you don't see in NJ. hoping for rain for you :)

scrappysue said...

if that was a sunset it would be beautiful, but it ain't, it's just plain scary. i was going to email you to see if you guys were ok - are the fires close?

we had another earthquake (my computer started rocking at work!) and i thought of you :)

Nicole said...

How scary, I hope you all stay safe.

A Family Completed... said...

Very scary stuff. My parents are up in the Oakland Hills, I worry about fires :/

Buckeroomama said...

I hope the fires get contained v. soon. It's really scary stuff.

Stefany said...

That is just horrible. :(

Octamom said...

Yikes, Girl. Keeping you in prayer, for safety and peace. Blessings to all those who are in the literal line of fire...

Blessings~

Elaine A. said...

I can't imagine what people in that area are going through. Prayers for your neighbors and everyone's safety...

Emilie said...

I really can't even imagine....

Gorgeous pictures

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

It's hard to imagine what it would be like...Incredible.

Jennifer said...

How scary! The photographs are stunning, yet it must be terrifying!

Genny said...

That is close to home, Angie. We've had a fire up here in Auburn, but not like what you guys are seeing. Photos like that make me really appreciate those firefighters!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

yuck! My mom and sis are in the area you must be. have horrible air quality right now. We're in the south OC so out of the way. Hope you're not to close. Stay safe!

{Kiki} said...

Beautiful pictures, too bad it is under unfortunate circumstances. I hope you and your family remain safe. I have been watching the news each day and I hope the fires are contained soon. Too much devastation already. Take care.
-Kiki

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh, please PLEASE be safe!!

girlytwins said...

It is so scary. We have so many friends effected by these fires. One of the fire fighters who died went to high school with us. Such a tragedy. Hope you are too affected.

Ms. Latina said...

Wow that is so scary. Please be safe if you are in the area.

Sera said...

It's so devastating. Last I heard there were 65 homes lost. I hope you are safe and sound and far from the immediate danger.

Brimful Curiosities said...

That is a very troubling sight. I really can't even imagine.

Threeundertwo said...

Nothing scares me more than fire. I hope everyone in harm's way stays safe!

Erin said...

Hope you guys are all safe from any threat...I know we live a little ways from the fires but still are sufferring the smoke!

Mrs. Marine said...

I hope your not too close to where the fires are, that's scary..

Jamie said...

It has been awful!
Keep praying for our firefighters!

Casey's trio said...

I always hate hearing about the fires. We get them in the mountains up near us too.

Jamie said...

So scary...I can't even imagine!

Masto Mama said...

I dont know if you remember me, I know we've left comments for each other in the past...do you live by the L.C. fire (paranthesis for privacy!)? I grew up there and my parents still live there. What a small world! My mom said the ash and smoke is bad...we're by camp pendleton and another fire started there today. Crazy and scary! I'll be praying for your family's safety and that they get it out soon.

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

That is so scary! It seems nowhere is safe from Mother Nature. On the Gulf we had to worry about hurricane season, here in Arkansas we worry about tornados, and you all have to worry about wild fires and earthquakes probably too, huh? Ack! No one can escape Mother Nature.

Masto Mama said...

Oops, I said parenthesis for protection and I meant abbreviation for protection. I guess I am more tired than I thought! : )

cat said...

That is just so scary! I hope you all remain safe.

Night Owl Mama said...

OMGosh that is awful and looks so close to you how can people breathe So sad

JamericanSpice said...

It is scary. I was just speaking with my SIL about this today and asking her how far away this was from where she was.

Gotta whisper prayers.

Jennifer said...

Woah, that looks too close for comfort! I hope you and your family stay safe!

Rob said...

WOW, that is scary stuff. I hope you are not to close to the fires!

Happy WW!

Scary Mommy said...

I dreamed about those last night-- so freaking scary.

Pippa said...

The photos are so dramatic, scary stuff. Make sure you keep safe.

Robin said...

Scary stuff - stay safe!

Aunt Julie said...

Are you near this? Sending positive vibes your way...

Run DMT said...

I can't imagine what that fear must feel like. Stay safe. Sending prayers your way.

Jen said...

Wow, that is scary. I am glad it is just pictures you showing of the smoke and not something worse.

blueviolet said...

It's just so upsetting!

parentingBYdummies said...

I remember growing up knowing the wildfires were around and not really realizing how close they actually were. I always just thought it made the clouds look pretty.

Susie said...

Those are so scary but magnificant!

Hootin' Anni said...

I've been watching the news...it's so sad.

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Sweet Annabelle said...

Those photos are scary - something sad to see everyday!

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...super scary. Those captures are amazing, tho!

Erin said...

wow. It's so sad. Your pictures are amazing though!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Beautiful but chilling photos, Angela... Very scary! Hope you and your family stay safe.

Swoozie said...

Those fires look absolutely terrifying! Praying that you and your neighbor's homes stay remain safe!

Allison said...

Stay safe!

We are coming to Anaheim next week for the D23 convention and to visit Disneyland, so I guess I'll get to see this kind of stuff first hand. Scary!

ParentingPink said...

Wow! I hope you and your family stay safe! I can't imaging living so close to the wildfires!

Randi said...

hope you stay safe; it sounds like they're getting it under control.

Veronica Lee said...

How beautiful yet so scary!!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is so scary! Stay safe.

Tina said...

oh my goodness that is so scary. hope it doesent come near your end at all :(

Hoosier Homemade said...

Wow, I have been hearing alot about the fires.
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

Peterson Family said...

I hope that you and your friends and family all stay safe. That would be terrifying. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a tragedy! Makes me appreciate even more the photos I posted today. Our town had the first tree ordinance in the United States. I've posted the results. Thank goodness, we've never been through such a fire, although many of our trees have been lost during hurricanes & tornados.

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/09/ww-trees.html

kisatrtle said...

Wow. Those are amazing pictures. Stay safe.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Very scary!!!! Stay safe, Angie...

Deb said...

i just can't even imagine... and this is a yearly occurrence? stay safe!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Wow--those pictures are amazing and scary and really make you remember the tragedy here. Please, please, please be safe!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Yikes, beautiful pictures but such a scary reminder that nature can be so dangerous!

Stephanie said...

I've been watching this on the news and thinking about all of you. So scary....and so sad that lives are being lost. Is Valencia anywhere near the area?

Hugs and prayers for everyone!

Frugal Fritzie said...

Wow, I hope it's over soon!

ShaRhonda said...

Very scary- we get wildfires also in Oklahoma but nothing to this extent! Please stay safe, my prayers are with you! BTW, I want to play along. My blog is private, but I would love to open it up to you!

pam said...

Every time I watch on tv, I get tears for the families who have lost so much. Keep safe, praying for the safety of so many!

Molly said...

Wow that is scary looking!

Indigo Children said...

oh my goodness; i hope everyone is alright. how scary.

Shelly said...

That is scary! I can't imagine.

Jenny said...

Neat pictures, but very scary!

MyLinda said...

WOW those are some amazing pictures!

Carrie said...

I completely understand and am praying!!

We were living in San Diego during the wildfires 6 years ago. At one point the fires were only a few miles away from our apartment, but all the freeways were shut down so there was no getting out of the city! I still remember the smell of the thick smoke and the unbelievable sight of ash raining down so thick that the street lights came on at noon! Stay safe!!!

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Oh wow!! That is so scary!! I hope they can get it under wraps soon. I can't imagine...

Amy said...

Those pictures bring back so many memories. I grew up in Temecula ( actually between Temecula and Winchester) we had a huge fire come through our place. We had to let all the animals go and tons of people came to save the house. It was so so scary. I will never forget it.

God Bless those fireman and the people over there.

Mel Fraase said...

Wow, that is really frightening! I hope you all keep safe, I'll be praying for the homeowners and all the rescue and fire personnel!
Hope its under control soon!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGOSH! I hope you aren't too close to it. Stay safe and stay healthy (that air has got to be just awful...)

Ronda's Rants said...

It really should put "things" into perspective! I pray for everyone's safety!

Megan said...

So scary and sad! Hope you're all staying safe!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, wow!

Stay safe, Angie!

cewmont said...

Thanks for sharing. Sometimes from across the country, it just doesnt sink in as to how real all of that is. Hope your home remains safe!

confused homemaker said...

definitely praying everyone stays safe. those pictures really bring it home.

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

I'll keep you in my prayers. I remember them all too well after growing up in Orange County. Be safe!

CC said...

It is really scary :( My grandparents and many of my classmates lost their homes in huge fire when I was in high school. I can't return to my hometown without seeing the damage/new construction all around.

Courtney said...

That is so scary! I hope all is ok with you all!

Life with Kaishon said...

It is so sad Angie! One of my friends that is a school teacher there had to tell her students that the falling ash was not snow. I am praying for the families!

The Blonde Duck said...

That is scary!

Mariah said...

I have ash all over my car, and I live in Santa Monica

Aunt of 14 said...

Just wanted to leave a note to say Hi! I am using your idea of a geriatric peeping tom from Mama's Losing It. Come visit! :)

Michelle said...

Holy cow, I completely forgot today was Wednesday! Geeze, I had to whip up a WW!

Anyhoo...we have been getting smoke down here too, but only enough to cause spectacular sunsets. I have a few of them on my 365 blog.

I hope you all are far enough away. It seems that these wild fires are becoming way to common place.

ChefDruck said...

How can such carnage be so beautiful. Terrifying but still hauntingly beautiful.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Scary!! Fires started in Greece the last few days we were there and they were threatening my husband's cousin's house. We could smell the smoke, but couldn't see the fire. Scary stuff!! Be safe!

Oysterblogger said...

its too bad that it has gotten so outa control. Hopefully the smoke is not irritating your eyes, nose throat etc... I am super sensitive to that and so if I pass through that kind of area My eyes go crazy for days or weeks afterward.
Also I wonder if some of your freeways are closed etc...
Not pretty.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Wow...I have family in the Southern California area. They have said how thick the smog is when those fires are raging. So scary. I hope the fires are completely contained soon.