Wednesday, October 24, 2007


As a (Southern) California resident, I'd feel remiss if I didn't share this picture with all of you. The wildfires are, needless to say, a horrible mess, and almost a million people have been displaced from their homes. Driving on the 118 freeway the other night was literally like driving through an ashtray--a thick, gray cloud of ash, smoke, and charred earth. I saw this picture on "The Google" (as Dave Letterman would call it), and I think it perfectly captures the duality of nature: a gorgeous, orange-glow sunset obstructed by noxious, destructive flames.

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