I mentioned in my post last Monday
describing the fires burning in my hometown here in Southern California, that my neighbor — the dear fellow who yelled out in the hearing of dozens of strangers the combination to the lock which opens the ladder to our roof access, and then proceeded to lead a large group of those strangers up the ladder to take pictures — took nearly 200 plus images with his new, fancy telephoto lensed digital camera. He made us a CD and I copied the pictures I thought were the coolest.
Here the fire is encroaching over the top of a hill.
Here is a different hill that was being consumed. A couple of folks lost homes to this fire. Thankfully it was burning away from us.
Here’s one of those super-sized water dropping helicopters. My children thrilled at seeing them fly directly over our house.
Then here is one of those giant “superscooper” planes dumping 3,000 gallons of water.
Keep in mind that all of this was taking place about 1/2 mile to a mile from our place.