Monday, May 26, 2008

Graphic Elements

Still working through the pictures from Laguna Seca so doubtless I'll post a few more before the week's out.

And speaking of out, glad to say that the fire up near our house is now more than 70% contained, and baring unforeseen circumstances it should all be largely over within the next 24 hours. Seems the likely cause was someone burning cleared brush on a vacant parcel but not then making sure the fire was out come night time. Winds picked up strongly towards morning, leaving the stage set for one of the worst fires up here in 30-something years. Thankfully, no one was hurt but it did pull in over 2,000 fire-fighters from around the state and costs will run into the millions. Alas, it's been reported that some people who lost their homes didn't have - because they couldn't get - fire insurance. The heat was so intense that one gentlemen they interviewed who hoped his concrete-walled place would survive found that it simply burned from the inside out...

Living up here in the back-woods of Silicon Valley has its cons as well as its pros.

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