October skies
Tuesday October 10th 2017, 10:47 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,History,Knitting a Gift,Life,Wildlife

We are about 75 miles south of the fires raging in California’s wine country, with San Pablo Bay as a large break of water between here and there.

But the firesky sunset was intense and the clear awning over the patio glowed a deep, unfamiliar bright yellow that was both novel and startling and I could only pray for the people who went to bed in a calm night and woke up to walls of flames coming right at them, neighborhood after neighborhood. Would I have the presence of mind to grab for my hearing aids and glasses before I ran?

It is smoky and thick and smells like burning plastic outside.

Yonder Cooper’s has a tail feather coming in in the center. Like its daddy, when I needed it, there it was and it let me enjoy its presence for several minutes. It is new at that, though, and I am mindful of its skitteriness. Then it lifted to the fence and stayed a bit longer but flinched that the camera had come out while its back was turned.

The second photo was taken trying to capture it taking off. Crouch, wings out, leap! Faster than a speeding iPhone 4S!

Re the Crohn’s, today was definitely going in the right direction. Grateful for that and hoping hard.

The candy-cane-plied red and faintest beige yarn came out looking more brown the further you get from it (and when it’s wet. Which it is here.)

And… The smoke alarm just went off. Oh fun. That doesn’t mean the air is that bad…?

Six smoke alarms and a bit of teamwork later, we have new batteries and we have peace and quiet and we have a definite appreciation for how good we have it that they were not actually telling us to grab whatever we could and run.


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I love that soft shade of red – gorgeous and rich looking! Glad you had a visit from your little friend. He really is quite beautiful. Please, please stay safe and I hope the Crohn’s fades fast into the void and leaves you alone!

Comment by chris 10.11.17 @ 6:52 am

I hope you’re feeling better every day! As for the smoke alarms, they can sometimes go off just from atmospheric smoke from elsewhere. If a smoky wind blows on an older alarm with old batteries? It can go off easily. We’ve had that happen as the result of smoky air and forest fires many hundreds of miles away.That smoky is air is bad for breathing–take it easy and stay indoors and stay safe!

Comment by Joanne 10.11.17 @ 7:20 am

An extended family member has a condo in SF and the fires did set off the building fire alarm! Crazy to think it could from so far away, but on the other hand it is reassuring that they know it is very sensitive and they will have plenty of warning if there ever is a real fire!

Comment by Shelly H. 11.12.17 @ 5:59 pm

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