“Smoke and Rainbows;” Greg’s May column and photos

“Finally, we’re on our way!” said Jean as we steered west toward California. We’d postponed this trip to visit our son, Hannis, for more than a month because of the devastating Station Fire threatening Los Angeles.

Although the fire was still only partially contained, authorities now boasted some semblance of control, and for the coming few days southwesterly winds were forecast to blow the smoke away from the city. So with no end to the conflagration in sight, we’d taken flight.” Read Greg’s May Flying Carpet column, “Smoke and Rainbows,” here.”

Photo: The “Station Fire” threatens Los Angeles from atop the San Gabriel Mountains. See additional photos here.

©2010 Gregory N.Brown

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