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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Photos from Malibu & Santa Rosa Fires - Hitting Home with Smoke

As the fire continues to spread amongst Malibu and the mountains for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, my home has begun to experience a lot of the smoke, ash, and other debris -- we live in Ventura County just 10 miles as a bird flies from the fires in Malibu, and 7 miles from the Santa Rosa fire. So, we're getting a little bit of a sandwich effect from the smoke.

We're currently not concerned about our place, we're fairly well protected although we are in a valley area with some open space. Here are some pictures taken with my Canon Powershot G7 Digital Camera. However, they have been resized in Adobe Photoshop to 800x600 for the web. There is no filter, I repeat no filter on my camera for these pictures, they are the real deal -- with no manual adjustments...

Our brush cherry tree in our front yard with half of the trunk sheared off with smoke in the background from Malibu and Santa Rosa firesOur brush cherry tree in our front yard with half of the trunk sheared off, mentioned this morning. Smoke in the background from Malibu and Santa Rosa fires.

Yes, that is supposed to be the sun, blocked out by the smoke and can just barely see it.  Probably not a good idea to be outside and breathing this.Yes, that is supposed to be the sun, blocked out by the smoke and can just barely see it. Probably not a good idea to be outside and breathing this.

See what the wind did to our Patio Furniture?  I've cleaned up a good amount by just moved the furniture all over our backyard.  I guess 80+ mph gusts will do that.See what the wind did to our Patio Furniture? I've cleaned up a good amount by just moved the furniture all over our backyard. I guess 80+ mph gusts will do that.

Just more smoke covering our house and backyard.  Raining ash and other debris as we look up towards our hill in the back.Just more smoke covering our house and backyard. Raining ash and other debris as we look up towards our hill in the back.

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