but believe me...it's no high "tea" time here...except for the adreneline. Winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour. Ash falling everywhere like humungous snow flakes. Little fire tornadoes peaking over the ridge. We're not supposed to use any water as there is failing water pressure for the fire fighters. The fire bomber is back dropping tons of red fire stopping stuff. Huge helicopters buzz houses near a small resevoir filling up buckets to drop.
It feels like a war zone..but smells of a big barbeque.I've been evacuated. My friend and her family as well. 5 people. 4 cats. 1 dog and a couple of hermit crabs on the lam sleeping on the hard wood floors of an abandoned house. Puts life in a little perspective.
Labels: Fires, Santa Barbara