A View from Sierra County

Small town life and politics, lots of knitting, and travels with and without my five burros

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I blog about rural living and social issues, and the creativity that comes from knitting, as well as post random pictures of the Sierras and my burros. "In order to be an artist, one must be deeply rooted in the society" - Simone de Beauvoir


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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Smoky Saturday Sky




This Saturday sky is pretty ugly with brown smoke (that smudgy layer just above the mountains), although the visibility has increased since 24 hours of high winds blew our smoke somebody else's way... a shot taken from the pass on Mountain House between the North Yuba River drainage (which we are looking up) and the Oregon Creek drainage (behind me while I was taking the photo). The Bassetts fire is about 8 miles as the crow flies, now 70% contained, but not after threatening homes, camps and resorts in the Lakes Basin area since Tuesday afternoon.

3 Comments:

Blogger KnitNana said...

Please stay safe, Dear Birdsong!
8 miles is just too close for comfort!
(((hugs)))

7:51 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I wondered how the smoke was up your way. Ugh, awful, these fires in the Autumn.

5:59 AM  
Blogger margene said...

We've had so much moisture fires are now rare in the north of the state. Hope you get some moisture soon, too.

6:19 AM  

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