Friday, 16 January 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta - Blood Orange Sun

It's Friday and it's a Fiesta !! At least it is, thanks to Candid Carrie ! :-)

I was hunting through my Foto Files, this morning, for the picture I was thinking of using for this post, and as usual, I couldn't find it.

However, I did come across these.


Almost two years ago, we had a big fire in the foothills directly in front of us.

Over the week or so that it took to fight the blaze, we had a front row seat.

Some of the most spectacular sights, were those that took place as the sun was setting behind the plumes of smoke that were blanketing the sky.





Hopefully this will not be a preview of what we can expect this summer. It's very dry here, with above normal temperatures.

So far, this January, we have had no storms. If this continues, it will be the first time in something like 150 years, that this has happened.

So, if those of you, that are currently experiencing all that snow and below normal temps, we'd be very grateful if you could send a little bit our way !!!

The trees, that are currently trying to bud, would thank you as well.

12 comments:

Susie said...

Those are dramatic pictures!!

Missy said...

Wow! Great pics - such color. Thanks for stopping by - visit again soon! Happy FX4

Ann said...

Fires are always scary! Try doing some rain dances... I'm sure you can find some on YouTube, :D (You can find everything there.)

Dramatic and beautiful photos!

Head Nut said...

What great picts!! I'll send you some below zero weather if you'd like ;)

Kat said...

What great pictures...but isn't it interesting that some of the best pictures of the sun and sunset are like that due to pollution.

American in Norway said...

Awesome shots! Hope y'all get some rain soon!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

really good pics. Where r u located to get that kind of weather?

Hildegarde said...

I keep my fingers crossed for no more fires !

Ronda's Rants said...

It is freezing here in Florida...it was 42 degrees!
Those are dramatic pictures...fires are scary!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, although sad as to why they are so striking....

Candid Carrie said...

I will gladly send some of our frozen tundra to your direction! You could save it until you need it. Thaw and serve.

Thanks for playing and Happy Fx4,

Carrie

Jen B. said...

I sure hope you have some storms soon! I'd be glad to send some your way!
Gorgeous pictures but I sure hope you don't have that situation again this year!