Sky Watch Friday ~ The Good and the Tragic Skies…

 

Beautiful clear skies early last week with wonderful Poinsettias growing on the side of the road…

 

Then the Santana winds blew in sparking major fires in Southern California.

 

The smoke from all the fires made for an intense golden fiery sunrise on Saturday last week…

We in Southern California are so happy the fires from last week and weekend are under control. Many have lost everything and our hearts go out to them and our prayers continue for them. My nephews college in Montecito (Santa Barbara Area) had to shut down until December 1st because of damages from the fires. 14 faculty houses burned down besides some dorm rooms…

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Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and demanding a ransom for me to access them. I’m slowly cleaning up many of my posts where PB have added ugly black and grey boxes where my photos used to be. So frustrating!

21 thoughts on “Sky Watch Friday ~ The Good and the Tragic Skies…

  1. Goodness Ellen, fire in the west, hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and the eastern coast, blizzards in the north and midwest, hot in Hawaii, aliens along the borders, ice bergs melting in Alaska, economy on the bust world wide, oil diminshing, is there any safe, nice, and healty place for us humans left.
    How much of this is caused by our poor stewardship of our earth? Then let it be, go to destruction, it’s our own fault just like the auto companies caused their own problems.
    Problem is that us poinsettias weren’t the guilty ones (maybe) but we sure are affected.
    Happy Skywatching, your pictures were interesting today. Not made for dumping by ilkes like me.
    ..

  2. That’s amazing seeing poinsetta’s growing on the side of the road. I’ve never seen them growing in groups outside of a greenhouse. The sky shots are all beautiful. Amazing how something as destructive as smoke and fire can have a kind of beauty. I am so glad the fire is under control and so sorry about the losses. So terrible when something like that happens.

  3. It’s interesting to me that the poinsettias are out in your part of the world, and here in Hawaii they’re not. (Well, maybe one or two here and there, but not very many.)

    Those fires certainly were horrific. It’s hard to take in the amount of devastation they brought in such a short space of time. Stay safe.

  4. Hi, Ellen, the poinsettia pictures are wonderful, real Christmas cheer. The burning skies tell a different story. So typical nature on one hand beautiful and on the other destructive. Brisbane had just very bad storms with a lot of destruction to homes and surroundings.

  5. First I’d like to say I have never seen poinsettias growing in a field..only in a pot! I appreciated your collage!
    Such devastation in those California fires! I also hold those affected in my prayers!

  6. Ellen,
    Your photos take us from the ordinary (though extraordinary by CT standards–no poinsettias here!) to the overwhelming. Nature is full of wonder, and your photos capture the awe and even the dread of that. Amazing. My heart breaks for those who have lost so much in these fires.

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