It's not new, but it's alarming every time. This time the notice of possible evacuation became an actual evacuation, and we were out of our canyon home for three nights. My sister in Yorba Linda barely escaped losing her home (but thank goodness she did - her neighbor behind her was not so lucky). Here in Carbon Canyon, Sleepy Hollow, no houses were lost. This painting is from a previous Carbon Canyon fire, in which we were not evacuated because a month before, a different fire had burned everything near our homes. We hiked up to the top of our hill to see the flames crowning the next hill top.
Thank you to all the well wishers who called to make sure we were safe! And a huge THANK YOU to Julie and Steve, who put us and our neighbors up at their home in grand fashion for the duration of the evacuation.