News flash: Nepenthe
Friday July 04th 2008, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Life

This is the link to the webcam at Nepenthe: the beautiful resort in Big Sur (scroll down a bit to see a collage on the left of days’ worth of views) founded by Kaffe Fassett‘s father.  Discovering Kaffe’s “Glorious Knits” book is what helped bring me back to knitting nonstop eighteen years ago.  I feel I owe the man, and I have met him several times at Uncommon Threads booksignings: he is warm and gregarious as well as infinitely creative.

The SJ Merc today says that Kirk Gafill, grandson of the founder, his brother, and four others are refusing to evacuate to try to save Nepenthe.  They have their fire-retardent gel at the ready.  All those affected are in my prayers.

(Update Sunday 10:56 am: their webcam’s image is frozen at 6:22:45 am today. I’m hoping they simply lost power.)

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that fire retardant gel is supposed to be great – one of the rich guys here in town has a home in Idaho (somewhere very remote) and was going to pay to have some of the local firemen and that flown in when a fire was threatening his home there….

sending out good thoughts…

Comment by rho 07.04.08 @ 3:03 pm

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