Each day for the next seven is predicted to be the same. Slightly cooler one day; slightly warmer the next. Every day, cloudy. Or is it smoke?
Air Quality: Unhealthy. Chance of rain: 10% Wind: wsw 13 mph.
I keep singing along with James Taylor:
I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain,
I’ve seen lightning strikes I thought would never end,
I’ve known lonely times when I could not find my phone
but I always thought I’d see the fog again.
Been trapped inside by bad air,
checking out the weather app.
Lord knows when the hot wind blows,
it’ll turn your breath to ash.
Now there’s hours and hours on the internet,
talking of blogs to come, sour dreams and flying machines
grind wishes into dust.
Okay … ending on a positive note. Although we’ve been trapped inside all day, the unhealthy air has been calm. The firefighters have made some progress and reinforcements from other states have arrived. The winds, which were predicted to be erratic and deadly, so far are gentle. But sunset is at 7:50 which is when the fireworks are predicted to begin.
Packed my bags this morning,
took a picture of my plant.
Now I just can’t remember who to send it to.
(apologies to James Taylor)
44 thoughts on “Sunset today: 7:50”
Where’s Squaldo? Honey-voiced JT needs to get back in the game.
Squaldo – I like that! Thanks.
Sending a hug, Jan. And hope that Americans will vote for Biden/Harris and get tRump out of the White House. Four more years of this disaster will render slowing climate change almost impossible.
Thanks Mary – so far the storms haven’t been as bad as expected.
That’s good to hear, Jan. Hoping it stays that way. ❤️
I’m sorry it’s like that AGAIN. I did enjoy the song parody. Best wishes, Jan.
Thanks Joey. So far, so good. Hope you are doing better.
California is under siege. It’s unbelievable.
We are virtually surrounded which makes it even eerier. The next couple of months will be long indeed.
That’s encouraging news. Keep us posted.
It rained just a little last night but it felt wonderful. I went out and danced in the drizzle.
I bet. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain…
Love the song. Are you recording?
Praying all stay safe and the fires will soon be contained.
Thanks Barb! Latest fire is near Morgan Hill and Henry Coe State park.
I know! My family are packed and ready to go. The ones in Santa Cruz have already been evacuated. So awful that all the places I identified with a golden California childhood are now facing destruction.
Take care and keep singing
Thanks Geoff. Will do.
It’s good to hear some encouraging news out of all this, Jan. Take care.
Thank you Hugh!
Jan, I’m sure James Taylor won’t mind. As always, the universe is desperately trying to tell us something.Take care.
If he actually heard my voice, he might! Yes, over 12,000 lightning strikes in one night is an unavoidable message!
James would be so proud to hear your version of his song! I saw your squirrel so cute! Be safe, be healthy I really hope things improve for you it must be real worry.
How is Clifford Tryphid doing? 💜
Clifford has stopped growing – not sure if it’s because of the smoke or not. The squirrels are not at all faxed by all the smoke in the air.
I hope the wild life is okay but more worried about you please take care. Good job Clifford has stop growing he is big enough ! Take care i
Nice revision of the lyrics. I’m sure JY would approve. I like that little squirrel guy! Talk about blending in.
[JT, not JY… obviously.]
I once read that he was in an asylum when he wrote the song – which is rather what it feels like here. Time just seems so slow.
I was so relived to wake up this morning to no lightening, and calmer weathers. This weather has sucked, and I’m sick of the smoke and heat and COVID and everything. (And we are safe, in our home, two jobs, a/c works, Netflix, books, etc, so I know I am a big baby and have absolutely nothing to complain about.)
I think all of this misery will make us happy for the “tender mercies.” At least I hoped.
This was a brilliant rendition of James Taylor’s song, Jan, and brought a smile to my face. I’m still with you in the same smoky pall, but aren’t we indeed all glad that new prediction of lightning never came to fruition? We stay locked in our houses checking the containment percentages every day, knowing how lucky we are to at least have a house. Sending best wishes to you and your neighbors….
I was just up in Reno and they had the lightning storms we were spared. No fires though.
Every time it is raining here – we have been having quite generous rains lately – I think about California.
Thank you Inese!
…plague of locusts next!
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I hope everybody is safe.
That is a fun parody, JT.
Hope the fires and smoke go away! We get some crazy reports on your fires up here in Canada.
We also get way more forest fires than we used to. Fort McMurray burned down a few years ago…88,000 people fled!
Thank you Resa. We won’t be safe out here in California until the rains come. I think many countries are seeing more forest fires, unfortunately.
Climate change! Canadian ice shelf larger than Manhattan collapses into the sea. It was our last ice shelf!!!
Love the re-written song!
Very happy you are upbeat enough to do your own rendition of Fire and Rain, Jan. What a world. Glad you are keeping calm and carrying on. I think of you and all of those out west, including my son and his family in Seattle. Home school, working from home and now can’t go out in the yard for the smoke. You live in the loveliest state. Hoping these intense fires pass soon.
Thank you. It did seem like we would never have breathable air!