338/365 – L.A. on Fire

Another day of raging wildfires in California, now hitting the Los Angeles area. Today, several homes were destroyed and 700 homes were evacuated in Bel-Air, just two miles from our home. And tonight authorities are warning of potentially catastrophic winds overnight and continuing through Thursday. We could be ordered to evacuate at any time during the night if the strong winds spread the fire further south. I am exhausted from a day of worries and expectations, following the developments and preparing to leave home if needed. Hopefully it won’t happen, but we’re ready for the worst. It will be a sleepless night…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

This was a challenging challenge. Not because I never look up, but rather because I look up a lot and have a gazillion shots that fit the bill. Maybe I’ll post several times…? 🙂


Marilyn and some peepers, in Palm Springs, California.


Now, *that* was unexpected… In Dijon, France.


Can’t stop loving this shot. Look how beautifully entangled these trees are…! Los Angeles, California.


Karim Abdul-Jabbar. Someone we all must look up to. At Staples Center, Los Angeles.


Look up and make eye contact. In Venice, Italy.

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They are every photographer’s nightmare (too tall to include in the shots, too many to be avoided). Their fronds are potentially dangerous (they can hurt people and animals, and damage cars when they fall). Some would like them gone forever, others want to keep and protect them. Love them or hate them, nothing is more L.A. than palm trees. I love them. They warm my heart…