Friday, October 26, 2007


I love fall. One of the reason I love fall is that I can put up my fall decorations in the beginning of September and keep them up until the end of November!! 2 whole months of dead leaves throughout my house!!!!!

However, these colors of yellow orange and red I do not like to see around my house:
This is the Mission Viejo Lake. It is about 2 miles from my house.

This is from Dana Point Harbor and is another fire. The fire is actually behind San Clemente and about 4 miles behind the office building I work at.

The smoke has been so bad that the kids school and all outdoor activities have been cancelled yesterday, today and all weekend. The Ashes are so bad that when we walked into the office, there was soot layered all over the office machines and it took forever to clean it up - then about 1 hour later it was covered again. The same has gone for dusting the house - a losing battle!! And my car has turned from a pretty pearl color to a dirt tan. My eyes are burning and my chest is tight. And I dare complain about these things. People I know have lost EVERYTHING in these fires and yet they are grateful to be ok and have their families safe beside them. I need to stop complaining and be thankful.

How the smokey air progressed:
Lovely mid-day sun:
Moon on fire.........

I'm praying for all the families affected (including my Mom's cousin in San Diego) whose homes have burnt to the ground. They are weighing heavy on my heart. And I'm thankful to have my home and my family.


Joyful Weddings & Events said...

Those pictures are so crazy! The ones of the lake & harbor are unbelievable.

I am not looking forward to seeing all of the destruction down in our soon to be home.

Naomi said...

Fall is such a great time of year!

Cathi Hamen said...

i cant believe those pics behind mv lake!! wow!
your house always looks amazing! I envy your style!

Kami said...

Shannon - do you still sell Cookie Lee?