Sunday, October 28, 2007
smoky views

You would not know that this view is of La Brea Avenue looking out at the city---almost dead center---at La Brea Avenue from my deck.....Scary, isn't it? Well even scarier when it should look like this. And then the view of the Ocean looking West, again, from my deck.... on a clear day...this picture below is how one hopes it will always look.... But on the Thursday, this is how it looked, same view..... Pretty frightening that this is the air everyone was breathing for days....Then, the view of Downtown Los Angeles, again, from my deck...On a beautiful fairly clear day.......
But on Thursday....well, you couldn't see Downtown Los Angeles, at all....No buildings, just the smoke that has been in the air from fires that have been burning too long......


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39 Comments:
Blogger PI
had this to say:

It must be horrid to have that pall of smoke polluting the air and one can't hope for a stiff breeze until all danger is over. I hope that is soon and that your chest is not affected. Take care.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 5:06:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

i've been following all about the fires there. a friend of my brothers came within 4 homes of having his burn down.. I can't even imagine the effects on so many people this is having... and to think some were set on purpose!!! that's the scariest part of all!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 5:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Thinking of you Naomi. I have some *seriously* crossed fingers that this will pass *many* miles from you.

If you see Arnie passing by say 'Hi' from me... [grin].

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:07:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What sobering views of the city, especially the last two photos of Downtown Los Angeles. It's scary to think that's the air you're all breathing.

I hope you get clear skies soon and please take care, Naomi. :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Yuck! I hope your lungs are holding out and your gorgeous views are back soon. . . or back already.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:23:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi!

These are interesting photos from where you are.

I've seen some slides of the fire...the forces of mother nature is merciless. I hope you are well. Take care. C U.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:30:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It's just awful awful awful. But again, I am much relieved to know the fires have stayed away from where you are and left you safe and sound.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:33:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

It isn't any wonder that you cannot go out in that! How terrible that must be for everyone - even those who do not have problems. Take care of yourself. Naomi!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:51:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, that is scary!!! hope the wind takes everything away. Soon!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

The before and after certainly puts this tragedy in perspective.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 8:05:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I can’t get off your blog…LOL
Wooooooooohoooooooo on the You Tube posting!
I was just getting ready to send you a mail on how to post them this weekend.
Your post and Vids with Lena was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
She is one of my favorites. I love her style.
I was captivated and enraptured with your Eva Gabor post. Naomi Gertrude has a certain ring to it…lol You have the most fascinating memories to share with us.
I appreciate your sharing with us more than you can know. Thank you dear.
Your post today is upsetting. I hope the fires can be stopped and your air can clear up to be what your previous clear pictures show.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Huggles and Love,
Raggedy

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 8:39:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

HEY!! What's wrong with Gertrude? My grandmother's name was Stella Gertrude. LOL. (thank goodness I got a 'nice' name, LOL)

The smoke is just horrid. I'm in Riverside, and at times, it looks like fog rolling through here. Today will be a nice day, after our few sprinkles from yesterday.

I'm glad you are ok...keep your windows/doors shut.

~:~carol~:~

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 10:15:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

Wildfires are a feature of the SoCal climate, just as hurricanes are in Fla.

I hope that you, Naomi, and all the blogsters in our area will heed this good advice: (lol) "don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared---BE PREPARED"!

That means getting organized for possible evacuation, knowing where you will go, and having the things you need to make it an adventure, not a trauma. It is also important to equip home, office and car with air purifiers, and isolate one small area as a "clean room" when the outdoor air is really bad.

Being scared creates stress, something no one needs, especially when the weather is creating inconvenience and extra work. So, mouth your favorite four letter word, and carry on.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 10:34:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

The pictures really say it all. Thanks for a firsthand view of what's going on there. I hope you are not having to much trouble breathing.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 11:52:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You have a fantastic view, Naomi! I always enjoyed your post with limpid and wonderful view. But unfortunately the wildfire and smoke polluting the air and that is very bad! Thinkink of you Naomi and I hope the air will be limpid very soon. Have a nice week ahead!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2:20:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I forgot to say thank you for your nice comment on my post again! Many hugs!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2:21:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

As you know, I've been concerned about that smoke drifting up your way. Hope it'll be gone very soon, but in the meantime, hope you'll stay inside! That stuff is nasty!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:04:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M..
had this to say:

Frightening scenes of the smoke filled air in LA that tell a story of devastating losses from the out of control fires that affected the lives of thousands. it's too heartbreaking and unimaginable to comprehend to those of us who fearfully watched the news unfold.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those fires have been so terrible. I hate you are having to breathe that horrible air! I worry about you.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 3:49:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Zhu
had this to say:

Oh, wow !

Reminds me of the pictures and footages of Greece this summer... pretty bad.

Hope your sky clears up soon ;) We can send some snow from Canada !

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 6:40:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Most definitely too long Naomi. I can't watch it on TV, it's too disturbing for me. Those people and their homes and all the poor animals. So sad. I wish CA would get a good drenching rain, enough to put them all out.

Breathing that air such can't be good. You take care of yourself!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:09:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I was wondering if you could see any smoke or anything from this. Just awful.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm glad that you're safe. I have friends in Westminster and in Oceanview who are all safe, also. Prayers to those who need it so much.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 9:17:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I've been wondering how the fires are affecting your area & mainly, you. Friday was the worst here, it was as though there were no sky, just gray skum. I couldn't even look outside cuz I'd start getting claustrophobic & I don't have claustrophobia!
I'm glad you are coping OK.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 9:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I have seen and heard the reports of those terrible fires in your state and have been wondering how you were doing. It sounds horrendous.
look after yourself

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 12:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my! I thought you so far from the fires! Ugh! Don't breathe that! Stay inside.
I saw on one show that hanging moist towels in your house and blowing a fan toward the towel pulls the soot toward the towel. It can be annoying having to wet and hang them off and on through the day, but they said it keeps soot from settling in your home since I guess it can get past the filters.

Wow, I really thought you wouldn't be suffering from these awful fires. So sorry your having to go through this!

Thinking of you!

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 2:49:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm giving you a Halloween treat! Come over to my blog to get it! :)

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 7:34:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

This has been the worst fire-storm I can remember. My sister's house came with in a quarter mile or so of the fire (she was under voluntary evacuation.) A friend at work who lives in Running Springs was one of the lucky ones who did not lose her house. The fire came within 100 yards of her back door!

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 8:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Those photos really tell the story. I hope the air clears up soon as that cannot be healthy for anyone. What is most scary is that some were started by arsonists who relish the right conditions for their evil work. It's hard to even grasp what humans can do things to each other-- if you can call such monsters humans.

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 9:41:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

That air looks positively thick enough to slice. I do hope that you have access to something more pure. I can only imagine how much this must be playing your health up.

It is absolutely incredible how much difference there is between your pictures. I have my fingers crossed for a return to the beautiful clear blue skies soon.

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 4:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my god. Hope it clears up soon. I heard about the fires from one of our American clients here who lives also in California. Anyway take care always Naomi

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 6:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow. One thing that scares the life out of me is fires. I grew up in the country where there were bushfires every summer. Scary, scary stuff. I feel so much for te poor people who have lost their homes in the fires over your way at the moment... Lets hope things 'clear up' before too long...

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 6:50:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I loved seeing your views first hand and in person. :) The smoke is horrible, but it should be clear in another week or two. Maybe less, right?

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 7:36:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Jan
had this to say:

Have been thinking of you Naomi and praying for all out there in Calif. Really thought about you trying to breathe, in all that smoke! Will keep Praying.... please tell Betty and Family they are in my thoughts and prayers also... love to you all...Jan (at Larry's Site)

Monday, October 29, 2007 at 8:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, some pretty striking contrasts in those photos.

(I like that I can picture it all, having visited you now!)

~S

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 9:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I was hoping you'd show some pics of the smoky sky.
My brother told me how bad the air has been.
What a difference those photos show!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 7:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

my goodness! what a scary sight. we are just so glad you are safe.

my mother, you have an idea how she is, ssaid that she wonders adn worries most over the massive ammount of animal wildlife injuries and deaths we arent even hearing about. the loss of human life, of course, being tragic on its own.

those pictures does make it look like bottled fresh air might just be the next money making crazy in so-cal.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 8:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, that must be a very scary feeling....I'm glad that you are safe and that you still have your home. I pray for those that lost their homes. I hope the fires are out soon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Scary, scary it was. I'm happy the fires was not in your neighbourhood.

btw. Call you from Miami when there during the weekend. Have been too busy lately to comment. Posted for the first time this week this late evening.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 2:44:00 PM PST 

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