We've had two glorious days of slow steady rain and we're working on a third day today. I'm sure every drop helps the fight we're having with the drought. I've watched as our trees have begun their colorful journey into fall, but have not been able to get any pictures because of the rain. Just take my word for it...they're beautiful.
I've spent several hours a day watching the fires burning my beautiful home state of California, and worrying about my family there. Luckily all are safe for now, but the fires aren't too far from some of them. My step-sister told me that there are three fires burning on different sides of her and right now the fires are about 40 minutes away by car. One of my cousins has had to evacuate their home, got to return to it, but they're still not out of danger. My heart & my prayers go out to all of them and to all of the people caught up in this blazing inferno. Thank goodness the winds are supposed to die down sometime this afternoon making fighting the fires a little more tolerable for all of those brave firefighters.
Although the fires were thought to have started by some downed power lines, they have caught one arsonist in the act of starting another fire, and it's no telling how many other fires he started before he was caught. Or even if he is the only other arsonist starting more fires that cause such destruction to property and to life...not just human life, but animal life as well.
When I logged onto blogger this morning, I intended on sharing some jokes with you, but then my mind went on to the fires. So the jokes just don't seem very appropriate to share at this time. I'll save them and share them with you at another more pleasant time.
Hope all is well with everyone and I wish I could somehow share this rain with the people of Southern California.